A Hacker’s Monologue
As soon as I read that the new series were out, I knew I had to watch them right then, right there. In hacker lingo, I would have streamed it online or torrented it, as hackers like myself do but I was at work. And unfortunately the Corporation I work for has very strong web restrictions. Like a hacker that I am, I could have easily and aggressively hacked their security system but I chose to do it by their own rules instead, defeat them at their own game – prove them society is smarter. I went to their blocked websites list and noticed a gap in their system. Netflix was not blocked, so that was my way in. I don’t have a Netflix account though. I never had. Why would I? To be another sell-out to society by fuelling a monolithic multi-media monster? To be part of yet another huge conspiracy? No thank you. Maybe in the near future I’ll uncover the Netflix conspiracy. I already used my hacking skills to launch a secure temporary platform where I shall uncover it. It’s called www. allaboutnetflixbeingamonolithicmultimediamonsterconspiracy. wordpress. com Please let me know if you can’t keep up with the hacker lingo.
Anyway, since I had no Netflix account I needed to find a way to hack into into its mainframe. Not a problem for a vigilante hacker like myself. I infiltrated my iphone and uncovered the section where I keep numbers. Seven numbers to be exact. The right seven numbers. I transmitted a message to one of the numbers, a message encrypted with hacker short hand: quick, easy, containing ones and zeroes but mostly letters. I got the information in no-time so I used the encrypted code to log into the Netflix mainframe using a remote device.
Once I was in it was easy. Easy for a hacker like myself : Matching the right letters in the right order to make the right words. I’m at episode two now and I am already multitasking. I logged into F Corp – the Main Corporate Wasteland – where I could see it all. People, names, were they are, where they were, what they think. I am basically in their heads. All the information at the click of my fingertip, with one login. I can see their likes, dislikes, what they love, what angers them, what excites them. It’s all too easy, easy for a hacker anyway. I know where you were last night. I know what you did last summer. I know what movie you watched on Sunday. I watched that when I was 12. I know you’re reading this now. Although I’m not posting as often, I’m always here, scrolling, watching, judging.