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01/30/2009 04:58 AM ID: 76651 Permalink   

Warning: Zombies Ahead


Texas transportation officials are baffled by a recent science fiction inspired vandal, who was apparently able to hack into a mobile road-sign. Lippincott, a passerby, described the message as "sort of amusing, but not at all helpful".

What amused Lippincott the most was not the hacking of the sign itself, but instead it was the message he had read. The $15,000 sign was left with the message, "Zombies Ahead", for several hours before officials could summon a crew to fix the sign.

According to, it is not uncommon for these road signs to be left with unlocked external panels, and default firmware passwords. i-hacked stated that, "Programming is as simple as scrolling down the menu selection". No zombies were seen.

    WebReporter: m.i.a.elite Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
  first news submissions in a LONG time  
lubricate your comments liberally, please.
  by: m.i.a.elite     01/30/2009 05:02 AM     
that is awesome, how i am going to have to try that on the slew of signs now used to advertise 'XXX store 15% off sale' and shit on the side of the road.
  by: ssxxxssssss   01/30/2009 05:31 AM     
  step by steps on how to do it  
  by: thedrewman   01/30/2009 06:09 AM     
this is awesome
  by: koenig32   01/30/2009 06:10 AM     
  For those who didn't know...  
and how oblivious Fawks News already is, they forget a connection to why the sign was like that.

The failed to make a link to Call of Duty: World at War. The sign actually says "Zombie ahead" "Nazi Zombies: RUN!!!" If you think I'm joking, I'm not. I'm serious, lol
  by: sundown   01/30/2009 07:45 AM     
  U actually like WAW?  
yeah the zombie level is pretty awesome, but I thought it just got blended in with every other pacific theatre game that came out in the past five years, all 30 of them.
  by: m.i.a.elite     01/30/2009 08:23 AM     
I'd rather play Left 4 Dead.
  by: Anthrox   01/30/2009 03:50 PM     
to always keep your slow and clumsy friends with you once the horde comes. :-)
  by: nasty.anon   01/30/2009 07:10 PM     
  From Source...  
"In the meantime, if you're driving in Austin, you can rest assured: There are no zombies ahead."

Did Faux really need to put this last line in there? lol
  by: nasty.anon   01/30/2009 07:15 PM     
If you live in Austin like I do, you would understand that yes, that last line was necessary, most of the people in Austin, especially Congress Ave are the walking dead, too much smack the night before!
  by: Frostradamus   01/30/2009 08:55 PM     
  I remember reading this a few years ago

My favorite part: "I stood up and turned around. It was a jogger, still running in place. I smiled disarmingly, and returned the greeting. 'Have you checked the other sign yet?' he panted.

A moment of shock ran through me. 'Not just yet,' I replied, glibly, still debating whether I could get away with a hasty retreat. 'What's up?'

He gestured northward, towards the location of my first electronic victim, and shook his head. 'It's saying something really weird. It's like, in another language or something. I think it must be broken.' All the while, he continued jogging in place, rotating slightly as though reacting to counter-torque from the earth's rotation."
  by: caution2     01/31/2009 04:01 AM     
that's what I call some nice hacking! win win!
  by: FunkMan   02/01/2009 09:14 AM     
  stolen from ihacked  
on another note, this submission should be blocked for sucking...
  by: mahammadabba   02/22/2010 10:09 PM     
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