Software in Films/Movies

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Ossetra, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Ossetra

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    I saw 'The Hunter' over the weekend (with Willem Dafoe and highly recommended) and saw a shortcut to AVG on his laptop computer.

    What tv shows or movies etc have you seen which display computer security software (or hardware for that matter?)
     
  2. phalanaxus

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    Almost all movies which have hackers feature some kind of magical DOS where you can hack everywhere and anywhere with matrix style text flying around.
     
  3. Daveski17

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    Why do computers in movies or TV land make weird beeping sounds?
     
  4. TairikuOkami

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    There is nothing magical about it. Like everything, that has happened in "Live Free or Die Hard", happened in a real life multiple times, just not all at once.
     
  5. Krusty

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    Early episodes of Big Bang Theory used to have a Norton / Symantec security box in their bookshelf. I think it was Norton 360 actually.
     
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    ... And I kind of remember a movie with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher where she worked for Symantec too.
     
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  7. phalanaxus

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    I am not saying people don't hack things. I'm saying it doesn't happen magically with few key presses. (i.e. ping address, yes I breached the firewall now we have 5 seconds before they spot us)
     
  8. TairikuOkami

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    I have just watched Blackhat, it is pretty underrated, because most people do not get it, obviously most people are not involved in computers. :cool:
     
  9. ArchiveX

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    Combination of Linux/DOS-type OS
    no one can recognize...:D
     
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    There are hundreds of linux distros, you can even create one yourself to do exactly, what you want. Hacking has never been easier.
     
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    I saw Norton AV in the first GI Joe movie.
     
  12. Ossetra

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    Just watched 'The Net' again (the 1995 version and one of my favourites) and didnt see any vendors in it - the story is good though. A security program called 'Gatekeeper' is sold which has a backdoor in and enables access to host systems by a hacking group called 'Praetorians'.
     
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