fsociety, the l0pht, and what hacker collectives are like.

Hacking Mr. Robot: Could Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?

Hacking Mr. Robot: Could Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?

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July 28 2016 7:04 PM
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Could Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?

What Mr. Robot gets right about hackers, according to one member of 1990s hacking collective the L0pht.

Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson.
Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot.

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Slate and Future Tense are discussing Mr. Robot and the technological world it portrays throughout the show’s second season. You can follow this conversation on Future Tense, and Slate Plus members can also listen to Hacking Mr. Robot, a members-only podcast series featuring Lily Newman and Fred Kaplan.

In this episode of Hacking Mr. Robot, Lily and Fred are joined by Chris Wysopal, the co-founder and chief technology officer of Veracode, and a member of the L0pht, a prominent 1990s hacker collective. They discuss the DNC hack, the history of hacking, and Episode 4 of Mr. Robot Season 2.

Previously:
Week 1

Week 2