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Spiritwalker
01-28-2009, 05:21 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/images/497121/0_21_zombies_450.jpg

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead."

Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19.

"It was clever, kind of cute, but not what it was intended for," said Lippincott, who saw the sign during his morning commute. "Those signs are deployed for a reason to improve traffic conditions, let folks know there's a road closure."

"It's sort of amusing, but not at all helpful," he told FOXNews.com.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html

NateR
01-28-2009, 05:27 PM
:laugh:

I wonder how many people took it seriously and made a u-turn in the middle of the highway? :unsure-1:

County Mike
01-28-2009, 05:54 PM
That's awesome. I would have proceeded with caution, prepared to run down as many brain eaters as I could find.

NateR
01-28-2009, 05:56 PM
That's awesome. I would have proceeded with caution, prepared to run down as many brain eaters as I could find.

:laugh: And GOD help any pedestrians on the road that night.

Primadawn
01-28-2009, 05:58 PM
Love it!:frantics:

Llamafighter
01-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Washington has the same sign on the highway as you head in;)

County Mike
01-28-2009, 06:19 PM
:laugh: And GOD help any pedestrians on the road that night.

If they don't want to get run over, they shouldn't resemble zombies. :punch:

Crisco
01-28-2009, 06:23 PM
I'm ready for the zombies.

I have it all planned out.

Llamafighter
01-28-2009, 06:32 PM
I'm ready for the zombies.

I have it all planned out.

I imagine Matt keeps his Combine sharp and ready to go for just such an occasion

Crisco
01-28-2009, 08:02 PM
I imagine Matt keeps his Combine sharp and ready to go for just such an occasion

No need.

Matt Hughes can just slam the Zombiepocalypse

Tyburn
01-28-2009, 08:53 PM
:laugh: Sorry...but thats a little sad...I bet it took some effort to pull off that little stunt aswell :blink:

internationalharvester
01-28-2009, 09:57 PM
lol not to encourage deviant behavior but uhh....the password on most but not all of those is DOTS haha not gonna explain how that was found out :)

internationalharvester
01-28-2009, 09:59 PM
:laugh: Sorry...but thats a little sad...I bet it took some effort to pull off that little stunt aswell :blink:


lol actually its really fast and fairly easy :ninja:

TexasRN
01-28-2009, 10:13 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/images/497121/0_21_zombies_450.jpg

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead."

Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19.

"It was clever, kind of cute, but not what it was intended for," said Lippincott, who saw the sign during his morning commute. "Those signs are deployed for a reason to improve traffic conditions, let folks know there's a road closure."

"It's sort of amusing, but not at all helpful," he told FOXNews.com.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,484326,00.html


:laugh: Gotta have fun somehow!!

You're a goofball, you know that? I ever tell you about one of my cousins who was working for the road crew in Georgia? He was the guy sitting on the tailgate of the pickup as it drove down the road putting out the orange cones to close one lane of traffic off. Well evidently he fell off. When the driver didn't see him anymore he backed up to check on him.....and ran him over. :frantics: He survived unharmed. Of course that was the 3rd time he'd been run over in his life. He isn't all there. :laugh:


~Amy