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Hackers are glorified on television for the sake of entertainment value, making a spectacle out of coding activity and what it actually takes to break through a firewall. Sure, hackers on TV are pretty impressive (Hello, Mr. Robot) and they often depict real life circumstances in which femtocells and malwares are deployed with malicious intent. However, at the end of any Mr. Robot episode, it’s important to identify the series’ most useful takeaway; in real life, hackers pose serious threats to the details we digitally store on our personal devices. It’s not just about using the strongest passwords we can…

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