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8 Examples Where Movies/TV Got Hacking Wrong

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Hollywood movie are moving forward and are also trying to be technological oriented in whatever they are doing. However, the thing about Hollywood is that the Rule of Cool must always overwrite reality. Because by a Hollywood executive’s reasoning, if it doesn’t look cool on screen, then it won’t sell tickets or top the box office chart.. So even if it is technically wrong, it must look like it’s printing money. Just ask Disney about that lemming incident.
Computer hacking isn’t really a spectator sport, so movies will embellish hacking scenes with funky visuals, inane jargon, and supercomputers that run on magic and prayer.
Sometimes when i look at movies like Nikita, Alias , Person of interest and Arrow  i asked my self it seems Hollywood writers don’t know what they are talking about. Every time a character even approaches a computer or anything tech related, chances are they’ll get something about it wrong. This is even more evident in the computer crime that is hacking. Hollywood just doesn’t seem to get it. Here are Examples Where Movies/TV Got Hacking Wrong

1.Hackers: It’s Not How ANY Of This Works

Remember during the 90’s when computer technology was starting to break into the mainstream? Computers were seen as this mythical contraption that can do anything and hackers were mysterious, anti-social techno wizards that can bring down the power grid with a few keystrokes.

The movie aptly called Hackers played those tropes in full force and even tops it off with 3D graphics that makes hacking look like a video game. Heck, not even with the hacking, the entire file system is in 3D. Imagine how inefficient their entire organization is just trying to find a word document in that thing.

2. Jurassic Park

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I’ve heard so many people point out this scene as a failure, and it is usually for the wrong reason all together. The young woman sits down at a computer and announces to everyone “hey, I know this, it is unix!”, while the camera switches to a 3d rendering that looks like a physical layout of a neighborhood.

“aha! that’s not a real interface!” is usually what I hear from people, but they’re wrong. It was called FSN and did actually exist. No one really used it though because, while neat, it wasn’t a great way to actually work. Tons of people loaded it up and played with it, but it never really caught on. I actually wouldn’t have been surprised to see a super gratuitously funded IT department loading stuff like this in their spare time because they had convinced the boss man that they totally needed that SGI for… uh… network security or something.

The real hack failure is the fact that her simply recognizing the operating system means that she now has full control over EVERYTHING in the Jurassic park network.

3. Firewall: Too Distant To Connect

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This one is fun because it gets into a little hardware hacking. I LOVE improvised devices, so it caught my interest. It turned out pretty silly though. In the movie Firewall, [Harrison Ford] needs to get data off his screen to someone far away. To pull this off, he rips the scanner head from his fax machine and attaches it to an ipod. He remarks that the ipod won’t know the difference between “10,000 files or 10,000 songs”.

This is where the hackaday crowd really comes into play. Many will recognize that it is wrong, but only here will you find people that might actually figure out how it would have to really work.

First, you need something to read the data from the scanner head. Then, it needs to be converted to an actual file that is compatible with the ipod. Then you would have to initialize the transfer onto said ipod. That means that there’s got to be a decent amount of hardware and code going on in between the two items. To be fair though, they do show something there as an interface, so maybe I should have left it off the list. However, I challenge anyone to pull this off as fast as he did.

4. Swordffish

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Swordfish came out in 2001. It has no excuse for 3d renderings of data. By this time we knew that the 3d interface of the future wasn’t really very usable (again, see FSN). Not to mention the gratuitous blow job/ gunpoint uber hacker scene that made my beverage attempt a quick escape out my nasal passage.

5. Hackers: It’s Not How ANY Of This Works

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Remember during the 90’s when computer technology was starting to break into the mainstream? Computers were seen as this mythical contraption that can do anything and hackers were mysterious, anti-social techno wizards that can bring down the power grid with a few keystrokes.

The movie aptly called Hackers played those tropes in full force and even tops it off with 3D graphics that makes hacking look like a video game. Heck, not even with the hacking, the entire file system is in 3D. Imagine how inefficient their entire organization is just trying to find a word document in that thing.

6. Numb3rs: Giving IRC Far Too Much Credit

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Where do you think hackers would go if they don’t want to be caught? Why IRC of course! Ugh. For those who don’t know, IRC stands for Internet Chat Relay and is mostly a really simple chat protocol. Let’s break this down.

First, the drug boat analogy is completely meaningless. Just some 3D graphics and pointless babble to make it sound harder than it really is. Second, IRC is used by millions of average people worldwide. Not exactly a secret hacker den, is it? Next, creating an alert to find a particular username? Better hope I don’t change it or that a thousand other people are using it. Finally, “I speak L33T”. S0 d0 1, 1t’5 n0t th4t h4rd.

Stupid Crime shows on tv like NCIS, CSI, BONES.

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  • Yes, I know it isn’t a movie. They’re just so amazingly horrible that I couldn’t leave them out. It has become this massive joke just how horribly incorrect they are. It has actually gotten to the point that I’m convinced they’re doing it on purpose. While I can understand a tiny bit of writing being targeted for audiences that aren’t familiar with the technology, some of it is simply too much.
  • The example of “two idiots one keyboard” is one that stands out. It is conceivable that you or your audience may not be familiar with hacking, or don’t know what a believable game would look like, but every one of you has used a keyboard. The script was probably written in a word processor using a keyboard. Hell, this is older than computers themselves, typewriters have them. Two people can not type on a keyboard simultaneously. It doesn’t work and everyone on the planet knows it.

7. CSI:NY : Visual Basic To Track IP

There was a Reddit post from someone that claimed to be a writer for TV shows such as CSI and Numb3rs. He says that they intentionally put these kind of technobabble as a sort of in-joke among TV show writers, to see who can get the worst line on TV. And after watching this scene, I’m inclined to believe him. Why bother creating a “Graphical User Interface”, on Visual Basic no less, just to get an IP address? Just open up a command prompt. Even Uncle Google can do that if you ask him.

8. CSI:NY : Hack Via Layout Codes

Using a hack to gain advantage in a video game is nothing new. I’m sure most gamers have used cheat devices at one time or another. They usually involve cheat codes, cheat programs or cheat devices (GameShark4Life). But it takes a special kind of idiot/genius to use HTML layout codes to hack a multiplayer session of ‘Gears Of War‘. If this was a browser based game, it would be somewhat understandable but this is like telling a French guy to give up all his money by showing him a contract in English.

CONCLUSION:
Honestly, after breaking it down  top 8 movie hacking failures, felt painfully general. It is like making a list of “top 8 animals that ever existed”. The state of technology portrayal in movies is frankly abysmal. It is obvious that the only people who know less about tech than “Hollywood” are the people making laws about it.  what can you say top this? .. Any suggestion comment let us know by using our comment box below.

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Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most popular OS

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Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most famous OS

Windows 10, which was released about three and half years ago, nows top Windows 7 as the most popular OS. A report from Net Marketshare puts Windows 10 in the top spot for desktop operating systems. It’s the first time Microsoft’s OS took the top spot since hitting the market three and a half years ago.

Windows 10 tops Windows 7 as most famous OS

Windows 10 held 39.22 percent of desktop OS market share in December 2018, compared to Windows 7 which sit at 36.9 percent. This is a statistics that is taken Microsoft three and a half years to accomplish, and it shows exactly how mainstream Windows 7 has been since its release almost 10 years prior. The more recent Windows 8.1, meanwhile, is a distant fifth — more than a percentage point below Windows XP.

Windows 10 is now in place on 700 million devices, comprising a broad range of products. Microsoft gambled with the release of a convertible operating system that could bridge the device between PC and tablet, and it appears to have paid off. As has the decision to bring the OS to its Xbox platform.

The market share milestone is an important one for Windows 10, and it comes just a year before Microsoft ends its extended support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020. Microsoft have no choice than to convince businesses with deep pockets to move up to Windows 10, rather than settling on the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program for Windows 7 one year from now.

All of this marks a nice end to Microsoft’s solid year, which found it once again at the top of the most valuable companies. Apple, which is now in the No. 2 spot, secured No. 3 on the OS list, with 10.14 Mojave pulling in 4.73 percent of the market.

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Google Is About To Fix Terrible Lag Issues On Chrome OS Tablets

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So many complaints have been made by users about the Pixel state performance especially when the device is in tablet mode and Users also claim they encounter lagging issues  while in the said mode, apart from having a janky experience overall.

According to report, It seems Google is now aware of the issue, at least. Since the Pixel Slate’s sluggish and stuttery user interface is becoming a deal breaker for most consumers, Google is reportedly planning to roll out an update that will improve the performance of its flagship tablet.

Chrome Unboxed has uncovered that Google aims to address performance problems present on the Pixel Slate, particularly issues with lag. What’s more, the fix might actually be a simple one.

Pixel Slate Lag Issues

For sometimes, Many Developers have noticed that much of the performance issues stems from the performance-intensive way the tablet draws rounded corners, and they especially persist when dragging down to reveal the overview mode.

“A lot of animation jank seems to be coming from the use of Mask Layers to create rounded corners. This combined with background blur adds a lot of additional steps in the paint/rendering pipeline,” according per the bug’s description.

When rounded corners are disabled, the performance allegedly improves, even on the Celeron-based Pixel Slate, which is the entry-level model of the lineup.

“The performance (fps increase) and memory improvement (tiles don’t get discarded and we actually see the content) is quite significant on Nocturne Celeron when rounded corners are removed.”

Of course, turning off rounded corners likely won’t solve every lag and performance issue present on the device, but it’s an easy and uncomplicated start, and should significantly increase performance for users who enter overview mode on a regular basis.

When Will Google Release This Fix?

As to when Google plans to release the fix is another story. The company has labeled the bug as high priority, at least, but bear in mind that the discussion dates back to November 2018, which suggests a solution might not be around the corner. Also, Google hasn’t formally acknowledged the Pixel Slate’s performance issues, making it harder to predict if and when the fix is coming.

That’s quite unfortunate since a number of reviewers liken the Pixel Slate as a successful attempt from Google to reinvigorate the tablet landscape, apart from being a worthy competitor to the Apple iPad. Clearly, Google has quite a room for improvement on the software side of things — and definitely on the hardware as well.

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How to Successfully Migrate a Data IT Center

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Migrations of large data centers are enough complicated as they pose significant risk to event iData IT Centerntegrity. The behind best practices may urge on IT executives to apportion seize resources for migration plans, measures and tests that will guard corporate documentation and confidential data even if also improving all prerequisites of success.

IT decision makers who twist the task to migrate their corporate data centers during the overall infrastructure refurbishment strategy:

Always tally third-party experiences bearing in mind standard knowledge base, especially if they realize not possess in-company experience tolerable to plan, kill and checking account upon huge projects same to migrations of data centers.

Ensure to devise as well as authorize a obedient communication strategy for all phases of migration – this is valuable to diminish the fortuitous of errors. Make sure every affected departments are served like total information.

In order to take on risk lessening they use catastrophe recovery protocols and frequently manage tests.

Meticulously record how the process of migration is implemented during all periods of the project to ensure that valuable record are lessons and reference materials for post-migration follow-up are preserved for the sake of completeness of the entire procedure.

Lets bow to a look at the fine examples that responsible IT manager should judge even though executing the migration of data center .

approachable Expertise

It is extremely important to ensure that you have acceptable knack set in the past you begin this important journey. Third-party completion may be a good option.

Assembling the Right Team

Significant projects require an experienced leader who will build a team comprising experts from every committed departments. This project lead must as well as have the skill to manage resources and to give tasks.

3. Preparation Stage

The talent of any project depends upon thorough preparation and meticulous set sights on setting. Tests are in addition to essential.

4. Create it Simple

The less data requires moving, the easier would the total process be. Attempt to simplify, condense, virtualize, optimize, tidy happening the data days past you actually begin your project.

5. Direct Interdependencies

At this stage you create a positive assessment of all interconnections in the midst of tools, platforms, and various equipment such as cloud, servers, and on-site data storage . During this stage you will new judge the stability and create a list of small details of alternative steps of the project.

6. Mare determined to Communicate

Working communication strategy is necessary during every steps of data migration. Communication is necessary considering it comes to eliminating errors and establishing trusted data quarrel routes. Communication must influence all departments and clarify participants and responsibilities during collective process.

Discussing the migration plan later internal IT team and matter units is with important as a exaggeration to avoid disruptions. Allow people know practically milestones, practicable challenges, and focus upon successes.

7. Planning is Key

The number of data migration steps often depends on alternating factors such as data center volume, risk of abet disruptions, as skillfully as budget requirements.

8. Plot for the Future

Problems undoubtedly arise at all stages of actual data exchange. Its taking place to decision maker to predict such problems in order to create commandeer risk avoidance protocols. Again, this takes us encourage to well-planned preparation phase.

9. Tests are Important

Perfection comes later experience. Since you begin migrating the applications, decree a set of tests to ensure a “baseline” of various functional levels, including its feat to feign without affecting its performance.

10. Do not Panic

To steer certain of fortuitous errors, take on board a “freeze” grow old coming on just since the migration process and stopping unexpectedly after you total the migration.

During the migration, be prepared to charge connectivity problems, faulty credentials or negated testing. Sometimes such issues repercussion in a cascading effect upon overall system performance, especially if no flee route has been set.

11. Analyse Again

Even if you have performed repeated tests, hug a risk-based attitude that relies on opinions of experts inside the company.

12. Post-migration Tests

Hurray! You now have completed a flawless migration. Still, you craving to have allocated proficient resources user-friendly for the bordering week or so. Extra attention is still warranted to any failures in network performance. Also, check that corporate networking facilities and firewalls are sufficiently tested for stability as well as speed.

13. Enactment the Audit

An audit of the migration journey is usually warranted. This vital evaluation will manage to pay for priceless details and knowledge nearly various expertise factors.

14. Realize the Closure

Complete the deferment in a due ventilate to make determined that no hidden errors may impact corporate IT in the coming weeks.

15. Remember to Schedule Updates

All the documentation should be maintained in imitation of the data middle migration is complete. Praise the difficult exploit of all people involved! Your did a great job. online data room

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