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Code in Stranger Things 2

Code in Stranger Things 2

If you want to break a software’s security pass in early 1980’s, you need to code in BASIC like in the series Deutchland 83

Stranger Things 2 is in 1984 as well so once again we are dealing with some BASIC code.


As you can clearly see there are nested 4 loops to find 4 digit numbers of the password but interesting part is that there is a misterious function called checkPasswordMatch which gets an integer as a parameter and returns a boolean result. Actually the important part is in that function, the rest that we see on the screen just tries some brute-force attack.

Spoiler alert!

I am glad to see Sam from LOTR hacking some computer.

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Author: Olcay Bayram

A software enthusiast; currently a Senior Software Engineer of a global retail company, based in Amsterdam. Apart from the BSc, he holds a masters in IT.