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In 'Blackhat,' hacking details ring true, security pro says
In 'Blackhat,' hacking details ring true, security pro says

Hollywood’s take on hacking is often wrong. But Michael Mann’s “Blackhat,” which opened Friday, is one of the rare films that gets it right, according to security expert Kevin Mahaffey. Movies depict geniuses who are able to will their way into people’s computers. They show hackers guessing passwords and entering systems to swipe personal and corporate data. These sensational and sinister depictions may make for thrilling entertainment, but “in most movies, when hacking happens, it’s usually totally fake,” said Mahaffey, chief technical officer of mobile security company Lookout. When “Blackhat,” the cybercrime thriller starring...

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