Security is no fiction: Infosec on TV, film—and in space

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The basics aren't hard

Vadim Kotov, a senior security researcher at Bromium, has a particular beef with the CW TV show Arrow—particularly a security engineer character named Felicity Smoak. "She does things in a typical exaggerated Hollywood hacker style," he says, "but what's really noteworthy here is her vocabulary. Particularly nasty things she said include 'A teraflop of data' (a teraflop is a measure of computer speed, not amount of data!) and 'I just connected the virtual TCP to the open source sensor.' This statement doesn't make sense to the extent where I can't even start explaining what's wrong with it." It's sad when basic vocabulary, which is so easy to check, is butchered like this!

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