Top Ten Hacker Stereotypes in MoviesIf you don't fit in those stereotypes, then you're not a real hacker (heh). But in all seriousness, this is a satirical list pointing out the common stereotypical hacker traits in movies.
Hackers in movies: Type a long sophisticated code within just ten seconds that has the ability to hijack anyone's computer regardless of security.
Reality: Get frustrated upon a problem and have to open up stackoverflow every 10 minutes.
The most iconic stereotype when it comes to hacking movies. Heh, you're not a real hacker if you don't own or wear one of these.
This is what every stereotypical hacker wears. Nothing else needs to be said.
Especially those black or gray hoodies that give a "mysterious" vibe. No one will find out your true identity if you tighten that hoodie up.
Also: "We're in", "We just hijacked the mainframe", and an honorable mention: overusage of the word "quantum" and "firewall".
Bonus points if they contain massive texts of code jargon and other blinky stuff. Don't forget to add spinning matrix cubes and loads of progress bars, for that extra feel as if you're "actually" hacking something.
The most iconic message when you succeed on hijacking a computer in hacking movies.
Ah yes, for that extra added mystery. Bonus points if the room is 100% silent.
It's not a real hacker background if it doesn't contain strings of random binary codes.
Paired with at least more than several flashy windows with jargon, to maximize "hacking" efficiency and multitasking. Don't forget to have two keyboards
The little brother version of the iconic anonymous mask, to show how much of a "pro" of your hacking skills.
I have a very deep voice and I couldn't hack if my life depended on it. (I otherwise don't fit the description at all, the exception being "Nerd")