Matrix Sequel Has Hacker Cred Techies seem to enjoy poking fun at various movies that try to show hackers at work – since they always get something (and often everything) wrong in a terrible Hollywood attempt to show hacking to a general audience. So, imagine their surprise to find out that some hacking scenes in the Matrix sequel (no, I still haven’t seen it) seems to show real hacking tools being used properly. Considering the Wachowski brothers’ attention to detail, I guess it’s not that surprising.
I noticed the use of SSH, the IP address, and the apparently legit Unix output while Trinity was hacking her way into the power company’s computer. Didn’t realize just how “real” the hack was.