News: Keysmash Your Way to Convincing Hacker Code, Just Like in the Movies

Keysmash Your Way to Convincing Hacker Code, Just Like in the Movies

Hacking can't be that hard, can it? At least, that's what it seems like thanks to movies like Hackers, The Net and that last Die Hard flick. Even the Jurassic Park girl's got some game. They all look like they're typing 20wpm, yet can generate a screen full of code in the blink of an eye. Amazing. As long as they're some isolated computer nerd who's glued to their PC all day long (which is pretty much all of us these days, thanks Internet), they're a bona fide hacker.

But in real life, it isn't that easy. Or is it?

You really don't need any programming skills to act like a convincing hacker. What's a programming language? What does that code mean? Who cares. As long as you know how to keysmash your keyboard, you can successfully generate some realistic hacking code from a bunch of random strokes, just like in the movies.

See it in action below, then go to the Hacker Typer website and start keysmashing!

4 Comments

what a pointless waste of time

DB Error, overload!!!! Crap, system crashed :/

hey give more explanation on hacking

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]:

hacker
n.

[originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe]

1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and
how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to
learn only the minimum necessary. RFC1392, the Internet Users' Glossary,
usefully amplifies this as: A person who delights in having an intimate
understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer
networks in particular.

2. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys
programming rather than just theorizing about programming.

3. A person capable of appreciating {hack value}.

4. A person who is good at programming quickly.

5. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using
it or on it; as in ?a Unix hacker?. (Definitions 1 through 5 are
correlated, and people who fit them congregate.)

6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker,
for example.

7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or
circumventing limitations.

8. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive
information by poking around. Hence password hacker, network hacker. The
correct term for this sense is {cracker}.

The term ?hacker? also tends to connote membership in the global community
defined by the net (see {the network}. For discussion of some of the basics
of this culture, see the How To Become A Hacker FAQ. It also implies that
the person described is seen to subscribe to some version of the hacker
ethic (see {hacker ethic}).

It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe oneself
that way. Hackers consider themselves something of an elite (a meritocracy
based on ability), though one to which new members are gladly welcome.
There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had in identifying yourself
as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are not, you'll qui

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