15 Biggest Movie Lies That You Still Believe
#1. Fast Hacking & Slow Tracing
If you were to picture a computer hacker right now, it would probably include the image of a person typing furiously, hitting every key on the keyboard in quick succession. This is a bit silly. A slow typist can be a hacker, too. This is Hollywood discrimination at its finest. Hacking is pretty boring to look at in real life, so the movies make it seem more interesting by having a character type insanely fast and say, “got it” or “I’m in”. We can forgive them for this as no one wants to watch an overweight dude in a Guy Fawkes mask typing some code in between handfuls of cheesy poofs, this just isn’t captivating content. There’s another related myth that we should clear up here too, and it has to do with tracing a phone call. The movies would have you believe that you need to keep someone on the line for a convenient period of time in order to trace the caller’s location. This is dramatic, yes, but baloney. Calls can be traced almost instantly nowadays and that’s been the case for quite a while now.