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Joseph Clark

I haven't seen it in years but I always liked Sneakers. A 1992 movie about a group of hackers (might be called "pentesters" in today's lingo). I don't remember if there was much code on screen, but regardless most of the movie was about cracking into a hardened system. Some huge names in the cast: Robert Redford, Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix...

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joss

Super moment when mama calling ...

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Robert Myers

I don't remember the coding, but the CS is waaaayyyy off base. Encryption and cracking encrypted data doesn't work that way.

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Joseph Clark

I mostly remember the human intelligence gathering, social engineering, etc.

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Robert Myers

The McGuffin that they were using all that for is completely unrealistic.

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Ghost

I think not many relate that movie with "hackers" because is too realistic; not like the mainstream picture of a "h4xor".