Don't Copy Matrix Hacking, Warns Computer Society
from the calm-down... dept
Last week, plenty of attention was paid to the fact that in the (extraordinarily brief) scene in the new Matrix movie where the character Trinity is seen hacking a system, she is using actual hacking tools that are popular today. Most of the people talking about the story (and it got picked up by plenty of blogs) focused on how nice it was to see Hollywood actually pay attention to reality in the computing world for once. Now, however, comes the backlash. The British Computer Society is apparently worried that this snippet will encourage people to try to do similar hacks on their own and have put out a statement warning people not to copy the Matrix hacking scene, saying you might end up in jail. Come on! You know what? You probably shouldn't copy the fight scene in the park or the leaping through the window stuff, because you might end up dead.