Tuesday, January 27, 2009

How To Hack an Electronic Road Sign

How many times have you driven by an electronic road sign like one of these?


This is the ADDCO portable sign. Today, you see what is on the inside, and how they are programmed to display important information.

*** WARNING YOU SHOULD NEVER TAMPER WITH THESE SIGNS ***


1. The access panel on the sign is generally protected by a small lock, but often are left unprotected. Upon opening the access panel you can see the display electronics.


2. The black control pad is attached by a curly cord, with a keyboard on the face.


3. Programming is as simple as scrolling down the menu selection to “Instant Text”. Type whatever you want to display, Hit Enter to submit. You can now either throw it up on the sign by selecting “Run w/out save” or you can add more pages to it by selecting “Add page”

Should it ask you for a password. Try “DOTS”, the default password.

In all likelihood, the crew will not have changed the password. However if they did, never fear. Hold “Control” and “Shift” and while holding, enter “DIPY”. This will reset the sign and reset the password to “DOTS” in the process. You’re in!


Article reproduced with permission from i-hacked.com.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Make it say Zombie Midget Rodeo ahead!!!

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'nuff said

Wooteoot said...

dude I pass by one everyday to work and everyday there is either some chick with HUGE tits or a fat guy. I should make it say "caution:jumbo tits will attack if provoked.."

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Mike said...

Absolutely brilliant idea!

Anonymous said...

I Hacked A Road Sign! It Said Pay Attention To The Road Stupid People! It
was All Over The News! L.O.L. If You Snitch On Me I Will Deep Fry Your Balls And Serve Them As The Special Of The Day At
McDonald's!

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I Hacked A Road Sign! It Said Pay Attention To The Road Stupid People! It
was All Over The News! L.O.L. If You Snitch On Me I Will Deep Fry Your Balls And Serve Them As The Special Of The Day At
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I Hacked A Road Sign! It Said Pay Attention To The Road Stupid People! It
was All Over The News! L.O.L. If You Snitch On Me I Will Deep Fry Your Balls And Serve Them As The Special Of The Day At
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Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous above, Shut The Fucking Fuck up you piece of shit on a toilet bowl. By news, you mean your local news station that anyone out of your town would give less shit about. If I ever found you, I wouldn't fry your balls, because that is unrealistic, instead, I will throw an empty can of soda at you, bitch.

Anonymous said...

Typing Like This Makes You A Fucking Retard. Fucking die soon, will ya?

As for this post, yeah, I really love to speed down the road through this sign while I crash into an emergency or what. What a Brilliant joke for everyone living.

Zombies and vampire are overated and they suck.

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I have seen so many great messages in these road signs, I remember one that saids that a UFO landed 2 miles ahead, precaution please."

RS Gold said...

person My spouse and i pass 1 each day to your workplace and day-to-day there exists possibly quite a few chick using Enormous tits or maybe a excess fat male. I would ensure it is say "caution:fat tits may episode when triggered.."

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NaijaBizCom said...

You really know how to make things,I will visit regularly to learn more. keep it up

Jess Toons said...

This really is the coolest thing ever!! Why have I not known this before? I've always loved making signs in Calgary, do what they aren't supposed to do. I'd love to try this!

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Jak Manson said...

I had no idea that is how they worked. That is so cool and is really awesome too. I am hoping to find out more about these things. That would be nice to learn more about them.
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fluffysniper10 said...

McDonalds doesnt have a special of the day. Also you must be gay to touch another mans balls. Also you are probably too stupid to even be able to hack a sign while having instructions.

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