How Realistic Are Hollywood Hacking Scenes? By Granger Willson In Vulture’s new series, Expert Witness, we ask scientists, historians, and other professionals to give Hollywood movies a good old-fashioned fact-check. We all remember that moment in virtually every crime thriller where a hacker types furiously on their keyboard, then dramatically looks up at the protagonist and says something like “I’m in,” or “Bingo,” or “Yep, I’ve done it. I’ve hacked them.” People unfamiliar with cybercrime might dismiss these scenes as entertaining and maybe a little over-the-top, but what about computer-security experts? We put eight scenes from movies and TV shows to the test. Tags: original video hacking computers cybercrime expert witness hackers More July 5, 2018 Watch Now The 7 Most Damning Appearances on Who Is America? Watch a Cannabis Expert Fact-Check Stoner Movies Watch a Sword Expert Fact-check Hollywood Sword Fights Pets in Film Are Shook by Human Intimacy Chef Dale Talde Critiques Hollywood Food Scenes How Realistic Are Shark Attacks in Movies? Camp Counselors React to Hollywood Camp Scenes The Billy Eichner ‘Let’s Go, Lesbians!’ Meme Is Here to Save the Day NYC Stories: Bill Hader and Henry Winkler Have Ridiculous Memories of NYC How Realistic Are Hollywood Hacking Scenes? A History of the New York Drag Scene That Launched RuPaul We Baked a Drake Cake to Celebrate Scorpion Sex Educators React to Hollywood’s Sex Scenes Why GLOW’s Creators Feel Like They’re Running a ‘Leotard Factory’ Justin Hartley on Kevin’s Transformation in This Is Us How Ryan Murphy Convinced Billie Lourd to Dye Her Hair For AHS: Cult Ted Danson on Why The Good Place Is Really About Karma Why Matt LeBlanc Embraced Humiliation for Episodes Evan Rachel Wood Explains Why Westworld Is an Actor’s Obstacle Course Roger Rabbit Changed the Way Hollywood Animates How Realistic Are Hollywood Hacking Scenes?