Originally Posted by Robert2011
As someone that works in the IT industry, I'm always amazed at the amount of money studios will spend on a movie and not hire a decent advisor for such things.
I did get tickled during The Matrix when Neo actually did take advantage of a one time Unix vulnerability though. They must have had a geek on set somewhere.
Me too, but understand the reality of computer programming is damn boring. It wouldn't be as excited to watch a decompiler run, then someone open up Visual Studio, then set some breakpoints, etc. Yeah, that would make for a great scene.
I imagine it's much the same way for any industry (military personnel, rocket scientists, doctors, crime scene investigators, etc).
However, it would be nice if they just didn't blatantly make it completely wrong, like how CSI or Law and Order or some show like that had a scene where they were trying to stop a hacking attempt and two people jumped on the same keyboard and started typing ferociously (4 hands on the same keyboard typing at the same time....)