How to Crash the Oscars
It's all social engineering:
If you want to crash the glitziest party of all, the Oscars, here's a tip from a professional: Show up at the theater, dressed as a chef carrying a live lobster, looking really concerned.
"The most important technique is confidence," he said. "Part of it is being dressed the part, looking the part, and acting the part and then lying to get in the door."
The biggest hole in the elaborate Oscars security plan, Mamlet said, is that while everyone from stagehands to reporters have to wear official credentials, the celebrities and movie executives attending the event do not.
"If you really act like a celebrity, the security guards will worry that they will get into trouble for not recognizing you," Mamlet said.
Posted on March 7, 2006 at 6:20 AM • 40 Comments