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    Top five hacking moments on film

    5. Independence Day: Using an old space ship as cover for two humans to infiltrate the alien mother ship and upload a virus to destroy it.
    4. Hackers: Dumpster diving in the target company's trash in order to obtain financial data from printouts.
    3. War Games: Password cracking the military computer system by studying its creator.
    2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Faking a grandmother's death to get Ferris's girlfriend excused from school through multiple phone calls and answering machine recordings.
    1. Star Wars: R2-D2 gaining access to the death star main computer and shutting down the garbage dispensers (remember the com link!).

    I thought they were too funny not to post here..

    That aside, the list is part of a better article called Social engineering reloaded, which is a worthwhile read.

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    Ah, no mention of Trinitys' use of NMap in The Matrix Reloaded?

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    I gotta go with Swordfish...talk about incentive

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    Originally posted here by Egaladeist
    I gotta go with Swordfish...talk about incentive

    Complete forgot about Swordfish! How does anything from the movie Hackers beat Matrix and Swordfish???
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    Ah, no mention of Trinitys' use of NMap in The Matrix Reloaded?
    I know! That's what I was amazed at too - although to be fair IIRC that scene didn't last too long

    I haven't seen Swordfish, so can't comment on that. The second one on the list is horrible but hilarious
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    What about Hackers 2 - The Takedown (Story of Kevin Mitnick) ... Dramatized and Romantized (is that a word ) ... There's some hacking and social engineering in that.

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    Jurassic Park
    when the GIRLIE sorts out the encrytpted stuff

    been a while since I watched
    but I definately remember 'puters in there :O
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    American psycho...

    He gets a guy drunk and drags him into his appartment which he had covered in plastic... he puts on some music and this puts a little swing in his step as he hacks away at the guy with an axe. Any sort of "social engineering" pretty much took a life of its own.

    I beleave he was mistaken as the man mentioned above for most of the movie... and everyone was so stoned/drunk or caught up in their who's-who that they pretty much made lies about being with certain people at certain times. Puts Mitnick's phone antics to shame, IMHO.

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    Mission Impossiable had some 1337 hax0r1ng in it... did it not?
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    I thought "Sneakers" had some compelling PC work going on.....



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