Real Future: What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You (Episode 8)



Last year, after reporting on the hacks of Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, REAL FUTURE’s Kevin Roose got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach.

So he decided to stage an experiment: he invited two expert hackers (neither of whom he’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking him as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal. His only condition was that the hackers had to promise not to steal money or any other assets, reveal any private information, or do any irreversible damage to him or anyone else. And when they were finished wrecking his life, they had to help him put it back together.

In this episode of REAL FUTURE, we go to DefCon, a hacker convention in Las Vegas, to see the results of this dangerous experiment, and learn just how easy it is for hackers to do serious damage to a person’s life.

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48 thoughts on “Real Future: What Happens When You Dare Expert Hackers To Hack You (Episode 8)

  1. Star City September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    i would not want to got to defcon because i would be annoying everyone asking if they can hack my games 🙂

  2. lain September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    stopped watching after the first 3 minutes. tricking people on the phone isn't hacking. if it were, we'd be flipping a tit about "The Indian Hacker Problem" or some shitty title like that.
    "coding" isn't hacking.
    "hacking" isn't hacking. the proper term is cracking.

  3. Mr Krabs September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    If cops know about this why don't they go there and stop it

  4. Seanohaha September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    So, only stupid people get hacked?

  5. yshouldi foogle September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    its funny the guy didn't tell him he could put child porn on his pc and frame him.

  6. JP Garcia September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    You can just go to their social medias and get their email address much easier than calling their cellphone provider.

  7. PeteezyTVeezy September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    That is so interesting! People who do this is scary but it's amazing

  8. Billy Wichers September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Don't get phished dumb dumb

  9. Trenton Conrad September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    once I ran malware bytes once my anti virus expired, I found over 600 files named "stolendata" and shit
    I think they were screenshots of my desktop and everything else

  10. Viataf Negami September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    It's fortunate how most of them are white hats

  11. 1r1d0cycl1t1s September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    "now i know what i have to fix" Gotta tape something over ur camera before another catches u jacking off to midget porn.

  12. McWhiters 9511 September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    they keep saying hack me. wtf is that supposed to mean. be more specific

  13. Calvin Huang September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    cant hack any of my private info, i only have games and pornsites

  14. Rezerka September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    7:19 Did that guy just stand up out of the scooter?

  15. colten m September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Dude 6:38 is hilarious

  16. Michael Heiny September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    My personal life of meh on the toilet has just been showed to everyone if they hack me this is scary now that I think about it

  17. dranalytical September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    This is so fake. You don't just install a virus and give out all of your passwords on purpose and call yourself hacked.

    Get gmail with 2 step text protection. Done

  18. DJKoollord September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Why they don't show this on national tv? this would be as bad as telling everyone that extraterestials are real. This is serious.

  19. Mildred Anderson September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    A lot of us must have fallen for different scam hackers i fell for, lost my entire savings and even got into debt because i needed a very delicate hack job done. These scam hackers took advantage of me, i curse them till their dying days. It got so so bad i had to open up to my very close male friend who always made use of private investigators back in the days to spy on his business partners and other loved ones but due to the kind of hack job i wanted done which was bank hacks of my family’s confiscated funds by the government, i couldn’t just tell anyone what i wanted to do except the hacker himself. When he saw how reluctant i was he then told me to contact a guy his private investigator used to help him get his ex wife’s location by hacking into her bank account and seeing her recent withdrawal locations, this man was Akmar Nasir, "[email protected]gmail.com" Since i met him, i can boast that my life has turned around, i even have met with him on different occasions after buying him tickets that he turned down initially but now we are close and good business partners as my secrets are well kept with him. I will advice my fellow ones out there who have lost cash and other things to these fake hackers to please stop communication and go for the right thing. The advantages of Akmar Nasir is he might have pity and give you a discount, always provide something to make you rest assured he can do your job and also in most cases if you are close to him he would arrange for a meeting. He does any hack job you want, just name it and inquire from him, tell him you got his email from Mildred and let him know you need help. He doesn’t reply immediately as he's always very busy so be patient with him.

  20. jon116 September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    hacking my ass, they arnt even trying extremely fast

  21. SkyShadows September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    dam im scard

  22. ZN Relentless September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    at 2:03 be the real world Felicity Smoak

  23. J Garcia September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    But how do I get in app purchases for free lives on candy crush though???

  24. Билилик Билиличный September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Ебанутые америкосы, такие тупые

  25. illuminati September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Doesnt matter how much you try to hide in the internet. Theres allways a way of getting hacked

  26. Issac Blank September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Here's the twist he asked them to crack him because he's also a cracker.

  27. John toupe. September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    damn she can hack me all day long

  28. Zombie Killer September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    turn off your wifi or disconnect your eternet cable another way is to don't be an idiot

  29. Free Man September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    OpenBSD on the laptop?

  30. slice starfish September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Dude i was pretty much so broke i couldnt eat for days on end, then i came up with a call "hack" or a ploy or whatever to get free food from fast food places around town, worked 100% of the time even once getting a 25 dollar order filled from Long john silver being a little balzy. Most of the time the manager would hand me the food and have a smile on there face.

  31. Alex Roth September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    9:35 why his eyes so dilated

  32. Greyson Wayne September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    The baby was smart. Obviously when a baby is crying you want to help the person quicker and all

  33. Slim Jezzuz September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    That hacker gets nudes from anyone he wants without them even knowing

  34. xBane September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    sounds like you installed a rat noob.

  35. WhyIsMyNameAllowedToBeThisLong September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    "Expert Hacker"

  36. John Emory September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Meanwhile, in reality, "When you dare expert hackers to hack you, they mock you and hand you an invoice for pentesting services."

  37. MrEvilsurpent September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    DONT WORRY TOO MUCH FOR INFRASTRUCTURE U NEED TO BE AT THE PHYISICAL LOCATION TO HACK THEM AND SECURITY IS TIGHT

  38. Headless September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Serious Question: How does one learn how to achieve these skills? I would like to learn all this information that the hackers know, for the purpose of securing my own personal life as I am concerned about privacy and all that. I would very much want to learn it all.

  39. iPhoneTips&Tricks September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    What cellphone carrier is he using? I wanna make sure I’m not with them

  40. Ifthaker Hossain September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    big convention of virgin people

  41. ThatGuy OverThere September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Hacking isn't even that hard.

  42. statikreg September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Social engineering never ceases to amaze me…I can't get people to give me my own goddamn details half the time. I guess I need to start calling with screaming babies and a distressed tone in my voice if I want to get anything done.

  43. Suggestions September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I know how to code in python, is that good enough?

  44. ㄷ얌ㄱ야 듀문 September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    hack me b{tcges

  45. DrPhil September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    If i had a dollor for every time some one said "hack" i would be as rich as Donald trump

  46. NightEgde September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I just want to go there just to learn how to hack

  47. Fiery Gamer September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Can Hackers Potentially hack into area 51

  48. BlackGuyGaming September 24, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Does anyone else know that the fake program Dan sent him was a rat?

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