Sign Hacking Poses Safety Hazard

Construction work zones are often the most dangerous types of work zone out of any industry, and when you take that construction work zone and place it next to a busy highway, you create double the hazard. Because of this, many safeguards are put in place like decreased speed signs, warning signs, and portable messages boards that display digital messages. All of these safety measures work to some degree, but if they get tampered with, they become more a hindrance and less helpful.

For example; a portable message board in Moorhead, Minnesota was hacked into: the hackers removed the construction warning message and replaced it with “Bush Did 9/11”. The message was quickly taken down once it was discovered and so far no reports have been filed. Thankfully no accidents were reported due to the sign take-over, and you can read the full article by clicking here…

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