Hacked Traffic Signs Proliferate; State Taking Action

The hacked electronic traffic signs noticed by Gothamist persist! NBC says the stunt, which tells drivers in the East Village "Party at Julie's," "New York is Dying," and "Shit Bird Orl," has been pulled in other cities, such as Austin, where motorists were warned of zombies. The hacking instructions are available online, but require that the signs' access panels be found unlocked, which is apparently common. A commissioner tells the New York Post that the state is "taking steps to avoid a repeat, including removing the keypads and monitoring the signs frequently," so enjoy it while it lasts. Photo via shareapic.

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