Hacking as portrayed in TV and film

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous Department:

Swordfish, Spooks, NCIS, CSI: they’ve all portrayed the hacker as someone who rattles his fingers over a keyboard for thirty seconds, and voila! A brilliant hack occurs!

Some depictions are very cool: the wave-your-hands interface in Minority Report, or the SSHNuke exploit Trinity performs in the Matrix movies (while wearing gloves – now is that uber-cool or what). But lots are just silly. Check out this NakedSecurity article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/01/31/viruses-hacking-tv-movies/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eb00243764-naked%252Bsecurity

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