Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

5/19/2003

Computer Security in the Matrix?

Filed under: Fun,Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:20 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

Finally, a little truth in fiction!

Okay, so this article ran in Slashdot first, but still, it’s pretty cool. After all the wildly inaccurate views of computer security that Hollywood has shown us, from the 3D graphics in “Hackers” to the 3D interface for the UNIX system in “Jurassic Park”, it’s nice to see someone using an actual security tool for a change. Fellow security “entusiasts” will recognize a tool called NMap. Apparently, there’s a scene in “The Matrix Reloaded” where Trinity uses NMap to penetrate an SSH server for something. And, they used actual screen shots of NMap!
(And, they’ve got some advertising set up to take advantage of it.)
Man, I have got to get out to see this movie!

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