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Mr Robot's Shellshock Moment

Mr Robot's Shellshock Moment

So I was catching up on Mr Robot. After watching the first episode, I got sidetracked. Went back to it today and saw this brief glimpse of a screenshot. Instantly recognised it. Had to pause, frame back to it and capture it.

This is the sort of shit I used to do in 10 odd years ago.

Obviously some of the details in the screen are blatantly dramatised, but the concept as a whole is actually spot on. The IP address... Well, it belongs to Tucows, so they probably hosted there temporarily while filming. The domain is gone now though.

The wget command is accurate. In fact, the commandline is a genuine reproduction of Shellshock. In plain text, on the screen. A real life exploit that was extremely well publicised and widely known, and now reproduced accurately in a TV show for anyone to learn from.

I said it before about the first episode of this show. I like that this show is trying to be true to the technology, even if they do have to take some artistic license with a few things. Little bits like this really make the geek in me happy. For years we've been asking for more realism from shows like this, and finally we're starting to get it. It's not perfect, I get that. I also know it cannot be. But when they make an effort like this, I'm willing to forgive a few bits they kind of flubbed on.

Good show. Worth the watch.

Stephen

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.