If you’ve ever hacked for a living — wearing a white hat, I hope — you probably can’t stand the unrealistic light most shows and movies shine on hacking and hackers.

On the big and small screens, supergenius hackers enjoy instantaneous success and always manage to stay one step ahead of the law. Typically they’re portrayed in one of two views: Either they dress like refugees from a cyberpunk fashion show and have hot model girlfriends, or they’re solitary fat guys juiced up on energy drinks hacking away in their trashed bedrooms.

The dirty secret is that hacking tends to be tedious work — not exactly Hollywood fare.

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