Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Here are the top 10 best videos about real hacking. We’ve already covered the absolute worst that hollywood has to offer, twice. Then, we did the best that hollywood could pull off. Now we’re enjoying the real thing. Feast your eyes on hacking as it actually happens. In this list are all kinds of hacking, from slapping things together out of scrap to lock picking. From creating computers in your garage to social engineering.

Most of these are even available on youtube!

Here’s the list:

10. KGB, The Computer, and me.
The true story of someone noticing a hacker and tracking him down.

9. BBS: The Documentary

The history of the BBS system from its inception to its demise.

8. Unauthorized Access

Lock picking, dumpster diving, social engineering.

7. The Secret Life of Machines

Not only do they explain how it works, sometimes they do a hack to prove their point.

6. Mythbusters

every episode has the premise “what can we hack together to do this?”

5. Scrapheap Challenge/ Junkyard Wars

Given a pile of junk, they have to create something specific, like hovercrafts, or racing bikes.

4. Triumph of The Nerds

The true story of how hackers came to rule the world with their technology

3. Secret History of Hacking

Detailed accounts of some of the most recognizeable names in hacking.

2. Hacks

A look at how diverse hacker culture can be

1. Hackers are People Too

Mainly interviews from people at cons. A great way to see what is going on now in the culture.

Honestly, I don’t think the order really matters. Personally, I’d put Mythbusters and Scrapheap Challenge closer to number one, my enthusiasm for those shows borders on unhealthy. Someone who is more into security would put Unauthorized access at the top of the list. You get the point.

What we can all agree on, is that these are all great.