Hackers Rule Television—A Short Short Story

Sometimes I get irritated at the TV programs that show how geeks can hack into anything in no time flat. It takes me forever to find anything on the internet and to download a program. Maybe hackers are that fast, but I think the screenwriters exaggerate. Here a little script to demonstrate what I mean.

SUPERCOP: Someone just tried to break into Fort Knox and steal all the gold.

SUPERGEEK: Any clues?

SUPERCOP: No, not really. He was stopped at the gate. He dropped this when he ran. Not sure what it is.

SUPERGEEK (Takes the item and examines it under a microscope): It appears to be a garage door opener. This is great. We can track him with this.

SUPERCOP: What? How?

SUPERGEEK: Well, all remote garage door openers operate on a radio frequency. All I need to do is reprogram the opener, and I can hack into his computer using his Wi-Fi freq.

SUPERCOP: But don’t you need to know the frequency of the remote?

SUPERGEEK: No problem. Remotes have a limited number of frequencies; ten or twelve. I’ll just try them all until I find the right one.

SUPERCOP: But if the remote is so common, there must be millions of them.

SUPERGEEK: 25 million of this brand and model, to be exact, but we know he just was at Fort Knox, so he must live in a 200-mile radius.

SUPERCOP: Even so, you’re going to hack into thousands of home computers. That will take hours.

SUPERGEEK: Not so. I just search for key words on all computers. Words like crime, Fort Knox, robbery, etc.

SUPERCOP: But won’t that take hours?

SUPERGEEK: No. There, I’m done. There’s your guy. (hands Supercop a printout.) He used map program to get directions. I just reversed the directions. Here you go. Go get him, Tiger. Oh, you may want to call the news. I may have opened all the overhead doors in a 250-mile radius.

The End

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Arias Writing Journal

Writer, Poet, Traveller & Dreamer

One Damn Thing After Another

Arguably Helpful Content Advice

Author Joanne Reed

This is Your Quest - Your Mission to Find Happiness

The Grocery Whisperer

Life is punny. It's funnier than fiction.

Marketing by Dla

Be Positive, Patient and Persistent...

Clever Girl Eats...

A Funny Food Blog for Ventura County

Trish Hopkinson

A selfish poet

Welcome to See The Good

See The Good is about learning how to embrace all of the positive aspects of your life !

KG Bethlehem

"Freedom isn't just a word, but a way of life.."

The Art of Blogging

For bloggers who aspire to inspire


My thousand lines..


Climbing, Outdoors, Life!


Conversations with the Heartmind

Nathan Wood Consulting

Optimising sports performance

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple

Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

Sara in Lalaland

Welcome to my world.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: