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10th Nov '17 7:16:10 PM Adeon
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* Parodied by WebVideo/SMBCTheater in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlip7jZX9m0 Hackers!]]. The hackers are all spouting technical-sounding gibberish but it turns out they are actually all agents from different agencies ([=FBI, CIA, DHS and NSA=]) who have no clue how hacking works and are trying to run [[RightHandVersusLeftHand conflicting sting operations]].
22nd Oct '17 5:47:34 PM ANTMuddle
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Real hacking is boring. Hollywood ''hates'' boring. (And how many real life hackers would want to be responsible for TheCSIEffect?) Instead of exploiting security flaws, you guide a little 3D version of yourself through a fiery maze that somehow represents the firewall, without forgetting to [[HackedByAPirate leave a Skull and Crossbones image that takes the entire screen of the hacked computer]]. It's nothing like real hacking, although either way, you may have to use RapidFireTyping. That last part also means that any AI or robot that can directly interface with a computer is automatically the greatest hacker in the universe that can instantly take over any system no matter how secure, because it doesn't need to type.

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Real hacking is boring. Hollywood ''hates'' boring.boring (unless it's BoringButPractical). (And how many real life hackers would want to be responsible for TheCSIEffect?) Instead of exploiting security flaws, you guide a little 3D version of yourself through a fiery maze that somehow represents the firewall, without forgetting to [[HackedByAPirate leave a Skull and Crossbones image that takes the entire screen of the hacked computer]]. It's nothing like real hacking, although either way, you may have to use RapidFireTyping. That last part also means that any AI or robot that can directly interface with a computer is automatically the greatest hacker in the universe that can instantly take over any system no matter how secure, because it doesn't need to type.
23rd Sep '17 9:38:01 PM Adept
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* In ''ScienceGirls'', Jennifer tries to get Missy to hack into the alien's wormhole device. Missy makes it very clear she can't hack into something that may not even be a computer, much less one she has no clue what the security is or even how it works. She even lampshades it by quipping "Hacking isn't magic, you know."

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* In ''ScienceGirls'', ''VideoGame/ScienceGirls'', Jennifer tries to get Missy to hack into the alien's wormhole device. Missy makes it very clear she can't hack into something that may not even be a computer, much less one she has no clue what the security is or even how it works. She even lampshades it by quipping "Hacking isn't magic, you know."
22nd Sep '17 6:01:26 PM Storygirl000
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* Besides sci-fi action movie trivia, this is Naoki's specialty in ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx''. He can hack into just about anything with his phone, from remote-control boats to the floating cameras that follow the Winx around.
16th Sep '17 5:45:15 PM Upgrader
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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has Angela for their typical Hollywood Hacking needs. Recurring villain Christopher Pelant manages to accomplish some truly outrageous feats with computers. He can do almost anything. Some of the things he managed to do are: fool an ankle monitor, corrupt/modify security footage, take down cellphone networks and traffic lights, hijack a predator drone in Afghanistan, wipe his own identity and create a new one to get DiplomaticImpunity, and infiltrate a private army. Oh and in his first appearance he manages to '''''carve bones''''' in such a way that when a 3D model of them is created it infects the computer with malware that changes the fan speeds and causes the CPUs to catastrophically overheat.

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* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' has Angela for their typical Hollywood Hacking needs.needs, such as acquiring security footage and decrypting computer evidence. Recurring villain Christopher Pelant manages to accomplish some truly outrageous feats with computers. He can do almost anything. Some of the things he managed to do are: fool an ankle monitor, corrupt/modify security footage, take down cellphone networks and traffic lights, hijack a predator drone in Afghanistan, wipe his own identity and create a new one to get DiplomaticImpunity, (twice!), upload viruses through library books, and infiltrate a private army. Oh Oh, and in his first appearance he manages to '''''carve bones''''' in such a way that when a 3D model of them is created it infects the computer with malware that changes the its fan speeds and causes the CPUs it to catastrophically overheat.
14th Aug '17 7:51:17 AM godofgamers
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** Not to mention the incredible feat of tracing an IP address to a server that is later revealed to have no connection to the internet.
11th Aug '17 7:09:47 PM TheSapient1
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* Taken [[UptoEleven Up to Eleven]] in [[Film/TheFateofTheFurious The Fate of The Furious]] New York sequence where Charlize Theron's character first hacks into [[EverythingIsOnline every security camera on Manhattan]]...than [[spoiler: remote controls several hundred cars, including an early 2000s Prius hilariously shown with a fancy, high-fidelity "autopilot engaged" message on it's low-def navigation display. Ironically, none of the cars shown were a Tesla, the only car actually capable of autopilot]]. She does all of this from her [[CoolPlane cushy flying bad guy lair]], which apparently has so much computing power it can alter reality.
2nd Aug '17 4:14:19 PM F1nch
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheEmojiMovie'', the character Jailbreak is shown using a form of smart watch to hack several things. It also displays a firewall as a literal being. Jailbreak is shown "hacking" this by guessing the password at least fifty times.
28th Jun '17 6:00:56 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'' gets credit for showing the viewers that the camera is skipping the long, boring hours spent staring at pages of programming language, and enough appropriately used TechnoBabble [[ShownTheirWork to show that the writers have probably skimmed a programming book.]] It loses credit for abuse of ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation, and gains a bit of it back when Yusaku's use of older versions of duel disks and physical cards is an actual hacker technique.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'' ''Anime/YuGiOhVRAINS'' gets credit for showing the viewers that the camera is skipping the long, boring hours spent staring at pages of programming language, and enough appropriately used TechnoBabble [[ShownTheirWork to show that the writers have probably skimmed a programming book.]] It loses credit for abuse of ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation, and gains a bit of it back when Yusaku's use of older versions of duel disks and physical cards is an actual hacker technique.
17th Jun '17 8:37:29 AM KrspaceT
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** ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'' gets credit for showing the viewers that the camera is skipping the long, boring hours spent staring at pages of programming language, and enough appropriately used TechnoBabble [[ShownTheirWork to show that the writers have probably skimmed a programming book.]] It loses credit for abuse of ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation.

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** ''Anime/YuGiOhVrains'' gets credit for showing the viewers that the camera is skipping the long, boring hours spent staring at pages of programming language, and enough appropriately used TechnoBabble [[ShownTheirWork to show that the writers have probably skimmed a programming book.]] It loses credit for abuse of ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation.ExtremeGraphicalRepresentation, and gains a bit of it back when Yusaku's use of older versions of duel disks and physical cards is an actual hacker technique.
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