My favorite conference asked the following question this morning:
#44CON QOTW: If you could watch two hacker films the night before 44CON what would they be? Just erm asking— 44CON (@44CON)
My answer was the noncontroversial WarGames and the controversial The Goonies.
My friend Steve Lord asks the question that inspired this blog post:
@JGamblin @44CON is the goonies a hacker film?
— Fake Steve Lord (@stevelord) March 24, 2014
Why yes it is. Please let me explain:
Gooines: A group of working class families are being evicted from their houses to make room for an expansion of a country club.
Hacking: Data was the original hardware hacker. Any security conference you attend will have at least one talk of someone hacking non security related hardware.
Hacking: The Fratellis are basically a group of blackhat hackers who think they are a smarter than they really are and can be easily defeated by a group of teenagers.
Hacking: The hacking community is basically built on taking a group of socially awkward people and forming tight knit and caring communities.