Security Blockbusters: Why They Could Never Happen In Real Life


Most of us have suspended disbelief in the movie theater, especially when it comes to technology. At some level, we'd like to believe that everyday people can hack into military databases, or infiltrate systems with a username and password, or upload computer viruses to alien spaceships.

And while the special effects and on-the-edge-of-your-chair suspense is pretty cool, sometimes Hollywood gets it wrong. Let's face it -- technology isn't always glamorous and exciting.

Here's a list of 12 blockbusters -- and of course there are infinitely more -- in which Hollywood has gone from slight exaggeration to the downright impossible in the technology department.