Hacked road sign spells POOP

First there was a warning that there were zombies on the road ahead, then there were signals that the British were invading America, now another hacked road sign has chosen to display some rather less serious messages.

According to media reports, drivers in downtown Houston found that road signs that should have been telling them there was a detour were diverting for a whole different reason.

The construction signs on Louisiana and Prairie had been changed from saying “Detour” to “POOP” and then “:) LOL”.

I don’t want to sound like too much of a curmudgeon, but it shouldn’t be forgotten that hacks like this are actually illegal. And although presumably done with…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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