This weekend I took the time to re-watch one of the best hacker movies that I believe to be a true classic, "Hackers". The film was released in 1995, a while back and featured a cool cast list. Check it out at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113243/
Its true that the movie is outdated and the graphical effects have nothing to do with actual hacking but, the movie has great things in it even for today's viewer.
|Angelina Jolie - Hackers (1995)|
Angelina Jolie as a hackerAngelina plays "Acid Burn", an "Elite" hacker showing that women can hold their own in this world.
The warning to keep away from most common passwords.In the movie, the first hack to the Gibson mainframe used one of the four most used passwords that were Love, Sex, Secret and God.
I'm not sure if it was true back in 1995 but according to different breaches and leaks from the past year the top passwords in 2012 are actually:
- 123456 /12345678 /1234 /12345
- letmein (one of my favorites)
Just to further emphasize the point, a scene from another great classic Spaceballs.
Online worldwide hacking community
This is only a small part of the movie but it is very much relevant in today's world.
Locking at hacker groups and the way they operate, there is no real meaning to countries and borders. Although some hacker groups are associated with countries, there is no way to determinate the nationality or location of the members. A great example would be Anonymous, there are no real leaders and no one cause allowing anyone to join and calling upon all that can to do so.
Great One linersSome of these really caught on.
"Mess with the best Die like the rest"
"Hacking is more than just a crime, it a survival trade"
And of course my favorite, "Hack the planet"
Have you seen the movie ?
What do you think ?