Keeps rewriting itself to counter my commands.
This has something to do with computers.
Hack ’em all.
Hi, I’m Samy Kamkar.
[Narrator] Samy is the co-founder of OpenPath Security
and a computer hacker.
I’m back to talk about more hacking scenes
in TV shows and movies.
Breaking into a government system, The X-Files.
This has something to do with computers, the internet.
Actually the ARPANET.
You can access it through the internet.
I want to believe, but this clip isn’t too realistic.
ARPANET is essentially what the internet came from.
DARPA, the U.S. government agency created ARPANET
and that bubbled into the internet
and became publicly available.
When the X-Files came out,
ARPANET was no longer in existence.
Isn’t there something you could-
I mean how do you say it, hack into?
I’m sorry, I think this is the end of the line.
How you say, that’s what she says.
She says, How you say, hack.
How do you say it, hack into.
But How you say is what you say in other languages
when you don’t know.
What did you do?
Oh, it’s a government system,
I know a couple of logging out tricks with VMS version five.
If you’re using a password that you know,
then I don’t really consider that hacking.
[Woman] What is that?
It’s an encrypted file.
Why would your three year old have an encrypted file
in a secret defense department database?
Can you decode it?
There’s another issue here
in that they find a file that’s encrypted,
that by itself is not too unrealistic.
They’re showing the file in ASCII format.
Can you print it out for me?
But when you print it out,
that’s going to be useless information.
And that’s because many of the characters
that would be in an encrypted file
are not visible in an ASCII format.
So you end up with things like periods,
which may or may not be a period
or it could be a totally different character or byte.
So your ex-boyfriend is into computers.
I would totally say that.
Wait, your boyfriend’s into computers?
I should meet him.
Locking down a system, Jurassic Park.
In this clip, it looks like Newman,
you know who I mean.
Is kind of running around,