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Mr. Robot Season One

Great entertainment and finally Hollywood gets hacking right!

Mr. Robot is highly regarded in the computer security community as one of the few shows that captures realistic computer security and hacking techniques (for a humorous look at how Hollywood usually screws this up see: Five Stupid Things Movies Believe about Hacking).

Mr. Robot is not just accurate when it comes to hacking. It has good drama and fantastic acting with complex plot lines and very interesting characters. Good entertainment is really about the story and this show definitely has a fantastic story.

That said, it is a huge plus that they got the hacking part right.

The story features Elliot Alderson (played by Rami Malek) as a young computer security engineer/penetration tester who is a vigilante hacker in his off time. Great fun!

Download and binge at: Mr. Robot, Season 1 – Mr. Robot

And see Mr. Robot Season 2 and Mr. Robot Season 3.

Fun stuff, but it also serves as a reminder that we should all always be on guard against malicious threats. For the latest on what to do to reduce your risk see the Things Cyber Defense Section.

Cybersecurity and Privacy: How to Keep Your Stuff Safe Online

Mr. Robot Season Two