It’s the 20th anniversary of “Hackers,” one of only a handful of movies
in the cybersecurity film canon. It occupies a strange place in an
information security community that doesn’t traditionally suffer technical
inaccuracy — “Hackers” is both beloved and technologically ridiculous. Two
decades after characters Crash Override went swimming with Acid Burn, we’ve
asked actual hackers, engineers, social critics, filmmakers, and even
“Hackers” director Iain Softley to reflect on the movie’s influence and
Via Hacker News,
‘Hackers’ at 20:
When I first saw the headline, I thought Wait? Isn't Hackers closer to thirty years old now?
But no, this isn't about the book, but the movie “Hackers,” the cheesy 90s
movie staring Jonny Lee Miller and a pre-Brad Pit Angelina
Jolie teaching us all to “HACK THE PLANET!!!111111!!!!!” I'll admit, it's
always been a guilty pleasure of mine.
But really? Twenty years? It can't be! I remember seeing this in the
theater! No way it was twenty years ago.
Now, where did I put my onion?
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