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Rise of the Hackers

Wednesday, Sept 24, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Thursday, Sept 25, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Thursday, Sept 25, 1 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Friday, Sept 26, 5 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, Sept 28, 1 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, Sept 28, 10 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Thursday, Oct 16, 7 p.m. on World
Friday, Oct 17, 12 a.m. on World
Friday, Oct 17, 8 a.m. on World
Friday, Oct 17, 2 p.m. on World
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Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails and all of our personal information. This data is precious -- and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math, and a new field called "ultra-paranoid computing," all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers. From the two men who uncovered the world's most advanced cyber weapon to the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash machines and scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science -- all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.
 

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