Hacking, Lockpicking, & Mr. Robot

Posted by Laura N on

mr. robot credit card lock pick set

You all are watching Mr. Robot, right? If not, you should definitely get on that. While not 100% accurate, it's the best on screen representation of hacking and hacking culture that we've seen .. probably ever.

From lingo to scripts shown on screen to cracking physical barriers and social engineering, Mr. Robot gets it. And don't just watch it for the haxorz. The story is compelling and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

We're not going to lie - one of our favorite scenes is when Elliot pulls out a credit card lockpick set and uses it to get through a door. You can see it in the photo above. See, even fictional characters know to be prepared for any situation!

fsociety mask from mr. robot

Realism & Problems in Mr. Robot

If you're already watching, here are a few articles outlining what's right and wrong in Mr. Robot. But if you haven't watched it yet, do yourself a favor and watch first, then see what you noticed.

The many (surprisingly realistic) hacks of 'Mr. Robot' - Engadget

MR. ROBOT IS THE BEST HACKING SHOW YET—BUT IT’S NOT PERFECT - Wired

The Eerie Realism of ‘Mr. Robot’ - The New York Times Magazine

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