From Cyberpunk 2077 to Watch Dogs: Legion, many games feature hacking mechanics to let the player conduct covert espionage, steal important data or turn technology against their enemies. But how close do these games get to the way hacking works in real life?

In the above video Sean Melia, an ethical hacker, breaks down the hacking mechanics in some of our favorite games to tell us how realistic – or unrealistic – they really are.

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