Nikto - The Web App Scanning Tool - It's Origin
One of my esteemed colleagues was familiar with the popular open source web application scanning tools, Nikto, but was unaware of the origin of the name.
The name is derived from a line in a classic 1951 Sci-fi film called "The Day The Earth Stood Still".
The phrase "Klaatu Barada Nikto" was spoken to keep a robot named Gort from destroying the earth.
It was a kind of a verbal Dead Man's Switch.
There's also a remake of the film from 2008 with Keeanu Reeves. While I like the remake, I don't believe the iconic phrase was ever spoken in the new version.
Both are worth checking out. Both movies, that is. The tool too, of course.