Reality: Boring but Effective

  • http://creativefidelity.wordpress.com Dan F.

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DuelingHackers

    My favorite is the NCIS example (under “Live Action TV”) wherein McGee and Abby are freaking out typical Hollywood style and Gibbs introduces some reality via a calm unplugging of the computer. :)

  • Ted Seeber

    Would be effective, had you programmed your system to block access to IP addresses after the first 25,000 attempts to break into your system. Or if you’re a normal programmer who knows there is a remote access loophole- 3.

  • Linebyline

    See also: xkcd: Security

    That being said, the real reality is the hackers already have all your personal information and used your computer to send a million or so spam messages before you ever know they were there. And when you block them they move on to the next sucker.


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