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[vox] OT: "The Net" and "Swordfish" <- Reference to Linus Torvalds?
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[vox] OT: "The Net" and "Swordfish" <- Reference to Linus Torvalds?



A side hobby i have found is to look for security related items in movies.
I just finished looking at "Swordfish" and "The Net" and found 2 things
that I thought people here might find amusing.

http://mike.passwall.com/uselesstrivia.html

First, in many movies, they purposefully use invalid IP address,
hostnames, e-mail addresses etc. for on-screen representations of network
activity. Throughout most of "The Net" this was also the case. However, I
found one point where they actually allowed real IP addresses to be shown
on the big screen! There was a traceroute that was performed and it
includes real IP address information! Also, some of the IP are still owned
by the same ISP as when the movie was filmed! (traceroute included in web
page.) On top of it all, they show "Angela" as marking lines through some
of the items on the traceroute report, but leaving one unmarked - like
this was a source of traffic fom the bad guy.

Second, have you seen "Swordfish"? It worse than The Net (which was not
very good to begin with) but has its moments.
For example, did you all catch the information about "The World's Number
One Hacker" as he is picked up at LAX? Yep, his name was Axl *Torvalds*
and he was from *Finland* and if you look at his Finnish Birthday it is
December 31, 1964 while Linus Torvalds is December 28, 1969. Now a "4" can
look like a "9" and there is only a 3 day difference here, and they share
the same last names... Could it be the message is that Linus is "The
World's Number One Hacker" ?

heh heh hehh

-ME




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