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The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

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Post Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:40 am

The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

Has anyone here seen this flick?  I was kidnapped and forced to at gunpoint recently. Well not really, but if I knew what I was going to see, it would have taken that!  Now to be fair, I was very tired and was half asleep when I was watching it so take what I say  in that light.  Any one here that watched, please correct me if I am wrong.

Was it true that the “hacker” had high jacked thousands of boxes in Russia?  The FBI could not stop him because every time they black holed his high jacked computer another one of his would connect to the DNS server?  Is that it?  Did I miss something?  I must have.  First of all, so what if he had 1000 or more boxes, just keep black holing them if need be. So what if it took a few days. In the movie, the FBI agent gave up after about 2 tries I think. Why not take out the first and secondary DNS servers if you actually had the power to black hole?  That should do it.  Where these servers or normal home boxes he high jacked?  Can’t remember.  There is no way a home machine could host thousands upon thousands of connections with live streaming video.  No way he could have really owned that many high speed servers even in a 3rd world country.  Oh well, just another movie stereotyping hackers as evil I guess. Again, please correct me if I missed something.
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Post Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:20 am

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

Kev wrote:Has anyone here seen this flick?  I was kidnapped and forced to at gunpoint recently. Well not really, but if I knew what I was going to see, it would have taken that!  Now to be fair, I was very tired and was half asleep when I was watching it so take what I say  in that light.


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wow ...kev you're observation is good for being half asleep.

I'm fully sleep compared to you, while writing this reply :) :P
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Post Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:55 pm

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Untraceable?  That's 2 hours of my life that I'll never get back.
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Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:35 pm

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Geeze I'm glad I didn't waste my time going to see it.  I'm hoping that the Neuromancer movie doesn't suck.  I read through the book on the advice of those on this site, I rather liked the book.  If they screw it up I'll be annoyed.  Then again... they do have "anakin" playing Case... which is disturbing.
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Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:58 pm

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Just couse his acting was kinda wooden doesn't mean that there is no hope for him. Hope that your movie is better than kev's.
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Post Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:18 pm

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Well it seems very few wasted their time on the flick that I saw. Thats a good thing. I hate to say it, but that old film War Games is still the best  in my opinion. I mean as far as showing good old fashion hacking.  It was mostly about password guessing and password stealing and war dialing, but that was the way it was done way back in the day. Actually it still has a lot of value now!  Its funny how you can still slip in through a lot of security with a simple password guess if the Admin got lazy. 
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Post Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:34 pm

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

dont know about you but i aint paying to watch dudes stare at a screen for 16 hours to maybe see EIP=41414141...whoooo hooooo
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Post Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:03 am

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

ChrisG wrote:dont know about you but i aint paying to watch dudes stare at a screen for 16 hours to maybe see EIP=41414141...whoooo hooooo


Think that about sums it up nicely. From my point of view I actually enjoy all of the 'bad' hacking related films. Whilst the 'action' is completely unrealistic as long as the premise is believable I've got no complaints.
  • Hackers: bad guy was corporate insider
  • Die Hard 4.0: all prep work prior the attack was social engineering
  • Swordfish: erm... OK Halle Berry may have helped this one ;)
  • etc.

From ChrisG's point Hackers actually does show the protoganists reverse engineering some code to figure out what it does. Also quotes Mentor's manifesto and shows clueless law enforcement out of their depth. (*)

Films that really get my goat up include the likes of Ocean's 13 (really bad film and not just for this reason). Something went wrong and one of the team gets cuffed (the IT specialist) so a stand-in man-in-the-middles a connection from the FBI (wirelessly, from a transit van) listing known acomplaces(sp?). seriously...

(*Disclaimer: until I saw Hackers as a kid I wanted to be suit so may have a slightly biased viewpoint)
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Post Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:53 am

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i agree i like the "crappy" hacker flicks.
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Post Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:29 pm

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Hackers was an awesome movie. Hack the planet!
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:54 pm

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

Hackers is a classic.  That is the one thing my girlfriend and I can agree on, we both love the movie and watch it together once a year or so.  :P  I actually won a rather sweet backpack at a security conference last year for my geeky knowledge of all things from that film.  I think it peeved off some people when I raised my hand every single time they asked a question related to that movie.  :P  It was a game of questions regarding hacking movies.  So they had a few from Matrix, Wargames, Firewall, Hackers, Sneakers, and a couple others.  I dominated the Hackers movie questions though. :P  For the Matrix, they asked what the exploit was that Trinity used to gain root access.  Was pretty fun.

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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:58 pm

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

say hello to my boomstick!
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:05 pm

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aw, that's just what we call pillow talk, baby
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Post Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:25 pm

Re: The movie Untraceable~ thumbs down!

Alright, Who wants some?

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