There are a lot of charlatans out their overhyping by posting misleading content. It's infuriating because a lot of the actual research is less flashy and thus more hidden. Maybe I'm a bit too pessimistic in this video, but I think it's a concrete example we can use talk about it.
This challenge was part of the FLARE-On 2018 CTF. In this video we reverse engineer a basic windows .exe to find out how to win the game. At first we tried to attack the weak crypto but failed. At the end it turns out I had a bug in my code :(