BY COREY NACHREINER
[Spoiler Alert] We’re about to dive deep into Mr. Robot episode 8 (eps3.7dont-delete-me.ko). While this series focuses on technical elements in the show, at times, it can’t help but spoil narrative too. Don’t continue until you’ve watched the episode.
I’m not too masculine to admit it … this week’s episode had this information security (InfoSec) geek tearing up.
Wednesday’s Mr. Robot episode was less about hacks and plot development, and more about building a character journey — specifically, Elliot’s. There were zero hacks in the episode, and meager computer time. While this fact did make for one of the most beautiful and redeeming character arcs, it does make it hard for this Mr. Robot Rewind article series, which is designed to analyze the hacking accuracy of each show.
However, like Elliot, I’m no quitter (I have kids that keep me happy to be alive too). Even without hacks, there were a few interesting security-related technologies, and even hacking metaphors that we can wring out of this episode. Let’s take a look.