Government Technology

Hacked Austin Road Signs Warn of Zombies


January 29, 2009 By

Several roadside traffic hazard warning signs were hacked in Austin, Texas, Monday morning and alternate messages programmed into the computers. According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, someone broke the locks, got through the password, reprogrammed the signs and then changed the passwords. Instead of traffic hazards, the hacked signs warned of zombies. The signs were privately owned and the owner said he would not prosecute, but city officials warned of the dangers of changing the signs.

How to hack these portable signs is now available to anyone on the Internet, so highway officials should take additional precautions.


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Public Safety 2019
Motorola conducted an industry survey on the latest trends in public safety communications. The results provide an outlook of what technology is in store for your agency in the next five years. Download the results to gain this valuable insight.
Improving Emergency Response with Digital Communications
Saginaw County, Mich., increases interoperability, communication and collaboration with a digital voice and data network, as well as modern computer-aided dispatch.
Reduce Talk Time in Your Support Center by 40%
As the amount of information available to citizens and employees grows each year, so do customer expectations for efficient service. Contextual Knowledge makes information easy to find, dropping resolution times and skyrocketing satisfaction.
View All

Featured Papers