Mastodon Hillbilly StoryTime: All security tools need a “–demo” option

Friday, September 12, 2014

All security tools need a “–demo” option

Over the past few years I have seen movies actually trying to include actual computer hacking, granted most of it is just showing some output from NMap.

That got me thinking.  Would Hollywood be more likely to include more (and different) “hacking” tools in their movies if they all had a “–demo” flag/option?

The concept is that if you run the tool and provide the “–demo” flag, it will start generating either canned output or start randomly generating output which looks like real output without actually doing anything.  This way, the actors/writers/etc… do not actually have to know what they are doing or even learn how to use the tools.  All the have to do is run the tool and give the “–demo” flag and they ave “real” hacker-stuff showing up on their screen.  :)

What do you think?  Good idea or crap?

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