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20th Apr '16 11:42:32 PM ProfessorDetective
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A [[TheCracker Cracker]] or PlayfulHacker can cause unlimited harm/mischief in the TV world because any computer, or any device with a CPU as a component--or even with a few strands of copper wire in it--is connected to the Internet and thus becomes easily accessible and subvertible to the character's hacking skill. Everything from NORAD to [[HackTheTrafficLights traffic lights]] the engine computer on your SUV can be tampered with and shut down from a laptop in a room thousands of miles away. This openly defies the fact that in ''neither'' case are said computers actually ''online'' in a way that is reachable by someone on a modem.

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A [[TheCracker Cracker]] or PlayfulHacker can cause unlimited harm/mischief in the TV world because any computer, or any device with a CPU as a component--or even with a few strands of copper wire in it--is connected to the Internet and thus becomes easily accessible and subvertible to the character's hacking skill. Everything from NORAD to [[HackTheTrafficLights traffic lights]] lights]], the engine computer on your SUV can be tampered with and shut down from a laptop in a room thousands of miles away. This openly defies the fact that in ''neither'' case are said computers actually ''online'' in a way that is reachable by someone on a modem.
9th Apr '16 1:45:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** [[HeyItsThatGuy The villain in question]] is ''[[StarWars Emperor Palpatine]].'' As if those insignificant machines would ''dare'' to disobey...

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** [[HeyItsThatGuy The villain in question]] question is ''[[StarWars Emperor Palpatine]].'' As if those insignificant machines would ''dare'' to disobey...
9th Apr '16 1:45:54 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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27th Mar '16 1:59:19 PM Sharlee
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* In a Geico commercial for the insurance company's mobile app, someone hacks ''all'' of a corporate office's technology and causes it to go haywire. Yes, even isolated appliances like wall clocks, desktop fans and soda machines.
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26th Mar '16 9:48:14 AM freesefan
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* In ''Literature/TheScarecrow'', Carver the SerialKiller bad guy is head of security at a server farm, and thus can go pretty much anywhere he wants on the Internet. He sets up a trap site to let him know that he's being investigated, and then uses his all-access Internet pass to cut IntrepidReporter good guy Jack [=McEvoy=] off from the world--emptying Jack's bank account, canceling his credit cards, canceling his phone service, cutting off his email access. This is all part of a plot to isolate and murder Jack.
4th Feb '16 4:05:41 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' is all about a group of teenage hackers who do all sorts of things by hacking into computers as youthful rebellion.

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* ''Film/{{Hackers}}'' is all about a group of teenage hackers who do all sorts of things by hacking into computers as youthful rebellion. One particular hacking coup involves capsizing tankers via a virus.
12th Jan '16 4:52:30 PM Discar
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* Averted in the web-novel ''Literature/{{Domina}}''. When Butler says that the changelings are hacking him, he means they're hacking the basic public-access sites which don't control anything remotely important. It's compared to graffiti; "Annoying, but harmless." Nothing important is ever connected to outside networks. When someone hacks something important, it means that they already sent in a commando team to plant a wi-fi bug on a connected terminal earlier.
29th Dec '15 2:02:07 PM WillyFourEyes
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** Also occasionally averted. While many unlikely things are connected to the internet such as Mayl's piano & Myuki's mirror (which may just be [=PCs=] designed to look like these things), there are many devices like cars, [=TVs=], vending machines & major public works like the water treatment plant that are not online, despite being computer controlled & must be jacked into manually.
** The trope continues in the spiritual successor, ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''.
*** Taken to such ridiculous levels that you can find EM wave spaces in medieval crowns, sunken galleon masts, rocks, and even ''rotisserie chicken'', and that's just in ''2''.

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** Also occasionally averted. While many unlikely things are connected to the internet such as Mayl's piano & Myuki's Miyuki's mirror (which may just be [=PCs=] designed to look like these things), there are many devices like cars, [=TVs=], vending machines & major public works like the water treatment plant that are not online, despite being computer controlled & must be jacked into manually.
** The trope continues in the spiritual successor, ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce''.
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''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', and it's [[ExaggeratedTrope taken to such ridiculous levels levels]] that you can find EM wave spaces in medieval crowns, sunken galleon masts, rocks, and even ''rotisserie chicken'', and that's just in ''2''.
24th Dec '15 4:34:00 PM nombretomado
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* Even your phone conversations aren't safe these days, and not just from the NSA: as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_International_phone_hacking_scandal News International phone hacking scandal]] demonstrated. [[BritishNewspapers Certain newspapers (including the defunct News of the World)]] had been hacking into the voicemail accounts of everyone from missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler to the victims of the 7/7 London bombings to the [[BritishRoyalFamily Royal Family]].

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* Even your phone conversations aren't safe these days, and not just from the NSA: as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_International_phone_hacking_scandal News International phone hacking scandal]] demonstrated. [[BritishNewspapers Certain newspapers (including the defunct News of the World)]] had been hacking into the voicemail accounts of everyone from missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler to the victims of the 7/7 London bombings to the [[BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Royal Family]].
17th Dec '15 11:36:02 AM FF32
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* A frequently DefiedTrope for the SCPFoundation. Any SCP that is an artificially intelligent computer programs must never be run on a computer with any kind of network connection.

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* A frequently DefiedTrope for the SCPFoundation.Wiki/SCPFoundation. Any SCP that is an artificially intelligent computer programs must never be run on a computer with any kind of network connection.
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