Thursday, June 30, 2011

Electronic Road Signs Continue To Be Hacked Thanks To Jalopnik

Over two years ago Jalopnik published this guide to hacking road signs. As a result hacking of the signs has been rampant. Jalopnik continues to defend its publication of hacking instructions as follows:
The reason road signs are still being hacked is because hapless lowest-bid Department of Transportation contractors aren't protecting their screens from zombified hordes with a simple Master-lock.

And we'll continue to spread that important message until they secure their damn signs — no matter how much the idiots at local news stations call us a "hacker website." They're stupid enough to think that's some kind of an insult.
You can go to this article and read Jalopnik's history of highway road sign hacking.

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