Apr 06 2011

Breaking_in Drinking game

Published by at 4:31 pm under General

Ooh, all sorts of goodness starts tonight.  There’s a slim chance the new hacker show ‘breaking_in’ will fun, exciting and awesome.  There’s a slightly better chance that it will be so horrible that it’s campy and the security crowd will watch just to point and laugh.  But the majority of us are expecting it to be canceled within a month or two, to join Tiger Team in the annals of shows that represent the best shot of showing the larger public what it is a ‘hacker’ is. 

But more importantly, this is a great excuse to have a few drinks and unwind a little tonight!  So, I want to help get the idea of a Breaking In drinking game started, even though we won’t have the opportunity to play it for long.  So, pulled from twitter, here are some starter ideas for the drinking game:

Take one shot if:
– Anyone mis-states any sort of technology
– Christian Slater gives his trademark insipid grin
– Anything that happened in an episode of Tiger Team
– Someone references “Sneakers”
– There’s an inaccurate lockpicking reference
– Any time they mention a firewall as being the solution to the problem
– Anyone mentions a noop sled
– Someone mentions the Cloud
– “Boom goes the dynamite”

Take two shots if: 
– They show a screen shot of a GUI as a ‘hacking tool’
– Anyone claims to be the Worlds Greatest Hacker
– there’s mention of PCI, HIPAA or other compliance initiative (I’ll personally down the bottle on this one)

Take three shots if:
– They show a real hacking tool used in the way it’s supposed to be used.  (not much chance of this one)
– They ‘enhance’ a grainy image to the point it’s actually useful

Better have some good alcohol handy

Update:  I ended up enjoying this show and probably would have been really drunk if I’d had anything stronger than a Red Tail Ale in hand last night.  But if you’d like to see a review by a real CEO of a pen-testing company thinks about the show, check out Robert Graham’s pre-review of the show.  I’ll keep ‘Breaking_in’ recording on the DVR for a few weeks before drawing any further conclusions about it.  It does make a good excuse to take a break from writing to drink a little.

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Breaking_in Drinking game”

  1. Steve Syfuhson 06 Apr 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I had to Google for Tiger Team. Yee Gods.

  2. Rob Rosenbergeron 06 Apr 2011 at 4:50 pm

    – Take one shot if they mention Bruce Schneier or Richard Clarke.

    – Take two shots if they mention Howard Schmidt.

    – Chug entire bottle if they mention YOUR name.

    – Take one shot if the database wasn’t encrypted, or two shots if they broke the database encryption.

    – Take three shots if someone urges a client to use RSA encryption.

  3. me meersonon 06 Apr 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Least tigerteam was real….

  4. Scott Pinzonon 06 Apr 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Take a shot whenever they show the hacker’s workstation and it has four or more monitors (a la Swordfish)

    Take a shot if their pen testing involves being lowered into the client’s site on wired harnesses (a la Tom Cruise in Mission:Impossible)

    Take four shots if the Fox TV Show “Breaking In” turns out to be more plausible than Fox News.

  5. Thomas Zineon 08 Apr 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Is that the same building/set from Sneakers?

    Take a shot when physical security is a punch line..

  6. arabdosson 05 May 2011 at 11:00 am

    martin try fodka :d

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