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Zombie Danger: Hackers Alter Texas Road Sign


A sign in Austin, Texas is now warning Austin locals of the imminent zombies danger ahead. Zombie hackers 1, Austin 0.

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Category: Funny
Date: 01/30/09 12:01 PM

84 Responses to Zombie Danger: Hackers Alter Texas Road Sign

  1. Profile photo of littleronin
    littleronin Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 10:42 am
    Link: Zombie Danger: Hackers Alter Texas Road Sign - A sign in Austin, Texas is now warning Austin locals of the imminent zombies danger ahead. Zombie hackers 1, Austin 0.
  2. Profile photo of mikhaillost
    mikhaillost Female 70 & Over
    538 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    LOL anyone can alter those. I remember when there were some at the end of my road I went out every night and edited it. So funny... I think they let me get away with it because it was funny
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    dein Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    Wow, with all of the things they could have put on there, Nazi Zombies was the only thing they could think of?
  4. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    yeah... nazi zombies isnt really fun and the extra amount of !!!! wasnt either
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    sicker Female 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    Would have been funny if they`d left out the part about nazis.
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    It`s Nazi, not Natzi...

    And Zombie Mode is probably the best part of CoD 5.

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    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    Meh.
  8. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    vv Only because you suck at multiplayer, Dill...
  9. Profile photo of Papapimpin
    Papapimpin Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/274...

    Have fun =)

  10. Profile photo of 1337_mod
    1337_mod Male 13-17
    153 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    l33t h4xors are cool.
  11. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm
    I`ll beat you any day, Davy, if you would stop using excuses like `sleep` and `job`.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    vv Tonight, bitch!
  13. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    AWESOME
  14. Profile photo of BigBossDogg
    BigBossDogg Male 30-39
    132 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    @ davymid & dilldog you are both are gonna get owned BigBossDogg is xbox king!!!!!

    oh and nice clip.

  15. Profile photo of kittengirl
    kittengirl Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    Norwegian nazi zombie movie
  16. Profile photo of BigBossDogg
    BigBossDogg Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    The news reader just told everyone that you can go on the internet and find out how to hack the signs.....Thanks for letting me know now no road sign will be safe hahaha.
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    outfire Male 13-17
    524 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    lol, call of duty world at war hackers.
  18. Profile photo of ZIMAAgent7
    ZIMAAgent7 Male 18-29
    512 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    I want to find these hackers and give them an internets :P
  19. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    wow that sounds cool, I wonder how hard it is to do!

    "there was a padlock which they cut, and then a password protected computer."

    well that seems easy enough, it`s too bad I don`t know how to hack into a computer..

    "There are entire websites devoted to telling people exactly how do hack into these signs"

    Well hot dam! Now I`m going to!

  20. Profile photo of Akantos
    Akantos Male 13-17
    95 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    LOL! These guys just got a fan.
  21. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Well, I was going to do it...but I`m really worried about getting into trouble...

    "It`s a class C misdemeanor, with almost no way of finding out who did it."

    No way! That`s barely more than a speeding ticket! and I probably won`t get caught!

    "People won`t know where to go without these flashing signs"

    Haha! Bonus!

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    peterboner Male 18-29
    162 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    This is serious people! These signs warn drivers of construction ahead. Construction!! Can you imagine the horrors this would cause. This is not funny. Right lane closed 1 mile ahead (Ignores anyway), bulldozers, dudes in orange vests. My god what have we become?
  23. Profile photo of peterboner
    peterboner Male 18-29
    162 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    lol @ papapimpin`s link:

    "*** 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..."

  24. Profile photo of i-am-horny
    i-am-horny Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    Lol guys, I know how to do this.
    the default password is DOTS or SUNBELT.
  25. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    BossDogg, maybe at CoD, but I`d like to see you try at Halo.
  26. Profile photo of Sociophobic
    Sociophobic Male 18-29
    367 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    This just inspired me to spray-paint "Hammer Time" on a stop sign.
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    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    so were there really zombies?
  28. Profile photo of Boredx12
    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    wowee lol
    Id have a go if I knew where the hell to go to start hacking =]
  29. Profile photo of bdiekh2
    bdiekh2 Male 18-29
    81 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/01...
    think thats how to do it
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    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    Most people ignore those signs anyway. "Lane closed 4 miles ahead. Merge right." Then they all race like lemmings to the bottle neck and ask for "cuts" and create what we know as a traffic jam. People... gotta love `em.
  31. Profile photo of sarahxoxo
    sarahxoxo Female 18-29
    493 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Awesome!

    Anything related to zombies is an instant win in my book.

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    krath Male 18-29
    265 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Its disturbing that there`s sites that show ppl how to do this?
    You can just about find out how to do anything illegal on the internet, I thought that was more readily known.
  33. Profile photo of Llamaz
    Llamaz Male 13-17
    339 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Apparently they haven`t heard of CoDWaW in Austin.
  34. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm
    That is epic win.
  35. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    the password for these things is DOTS. no fake.
  36. Profile photo of Toxicityrckr
    Toxicityrckr Male 18-29
    138 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 3:23 pm
    That`s awesome. I think this is a harmless prank and they shouldn`t be punished. It`s not like they caused any accidents. If they had put something that actually had an effect on drivers like "Slow to 10 MPH" and everyone did it and there was a back up for miles, sure maybe that wouldn`t be as funny.
  37. Profile photo of Float
    Float Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    I`m sad I didn`t see it. I live here, and this is just the kind of thing that people do. It`s all fun and games.
  38. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
    248 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Lol, "hackers?"

    According to this, all you have to do is press a key combination to reset the password.

    The way the lady they interviewed sounded, they were sitting there with laptops running password crackers. In reality, it didn`t take any actual hacking at all.

  39. Profile photo of lvl70
    lvl70 Male 13-17
    69 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    i should hack a sign too it would be a fun thing to do
  40. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    Alright. That does it. I`m doing that....
  41. Profile photo of Slmmhmmr161
    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
    606 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    That was hilarious. Anyone who disagrees doesn`t have a good sense of humour.

    I think the hackers should`ve just kept some of the inital warning.

  42. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    haha yehhh call of duty
  43. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    "It is a danger! It like warns us of construction and stuff... They might not know where to like... go..."

    God forbid we follow the cones for once in our lives, huh?

    Illegal? Yes.

    Dangerous? Not unless you are breaking another two laws called "Speeding" and "Speeding in a constuction zone."

    Funny? Undeniably

    These hackers are just having some good clean fun. If you have to be somewhere THAT bad... well... It is road construction, it takes forever no matter what the damn sign says! :P

    Hackers FTW!

  44. Profile photo of Subfig3
    Subfig3 Male 18-29
    31 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    "hackers broke *into* a city of Austin road sign"
    ...that`s one bigass sign
    "imagine your normal morning commute moving along just fine...and then"
    ...shananigans! who wouldn`t like that?
  45. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    Old people, dude.
  46. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    It IS dangerous! Driving in a construction zone is way more dangerous than zombies.
  47. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    god damn call of duty hooligans
  48. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    Awesome! I get this news on my new phone and it`s the best thing ever. Well I think it`s strange how high the rating is for this. It is funny, but come on.
  49. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    i like it

    it is dangerous

    so is everything fun, don`t be sofa kingdom

    lmao

  50. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    ZOMBHESZ??
    GET THE SHOTGUN BILLEH
  51. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Opie: We talking George Romero/Resident Evil zombies or 28 Days Later/Left 4 Dead zombies?

    If it`s the first, I`d take zombies.
    If it`s the second, I would rather wander blindfold through the construction site with my hands tied behind my back after having downed a litre of vodka and been spun in an office chair for 10 minutes.

  52. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    The news reporter is a drating retard. There have been sites teaching people how to hack almost as long as there have been hackers. Gigantic DUH to this newsgirl.
  53. Profile photo of Golkar
    Golkar Male 18-29
    391 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    The news reporter is a drating retard. There have been sites teaching people how to hack almost as long as there have been hackers. Gigantic DUH to this newsgirl.
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    undeadonion Female 18-29
    213 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    holy poo awesome
  55. Profile photo of Lynea
    Lynea Female 18-29
    267 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    I wish they wouldn`t report on it. Some of the signs are so easy to hack, I don`t want them changing it!
  56. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Can you imagine if someone with a genuine fear of zombies were to see that sign? Ha-vock.
  57. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    Golkar, she`s not necessarily a retard (though I remain open to that seemingly overwhelming likelihood). I think it`s just that she either a)isn`t a resident of the internet like we are or b)needs to act that way for her aging audience.
  58. Profile photo of Yaezakura
    Yaezakura Female 18-29
    385 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    Oh wow... whoever did that deserves a friggin` medal. >D That is awesome.
  59. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 12:36 am
    "I would rather wander blindfold through the construction site with my hands tied behind my back after having downed a litre of vodka and been spun in an office chair for 10 minutes."

    That is the best comparison I`ve seen in like.. at least a few weeks.

    Thank you, Bob.

  60. Profile photo of VagueReality
    VagueReality Female 18-29
    78 posts
    January 31, 2009 at 1:30 am
    Hahaha I love it
  61. Profile photo of DreadRed
    DreadRed Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 1:44 am
    Haaaah. I saw this irl...
  62. Profile photo of ThatWasFunny
    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 2:26 am
    Nazi Zombies!? O NOES! Run for your lives!!!
  63. Profile photo of Feylynn
    Feylynn Female 18-29
    83 posts
    January 31, 2009 at 3:19 am
    That was actually pretty awesome. Would have made my day if I was less scared of the responsibility and cost of learning to drive. =D

    I will settle for the next message being "Nazi Zombies in Construction Ahead!" If it is deemed `less dangerous` =3

  64. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 31, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Not again!
  65. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 9:12 am
    Would`ve been better if there was some guy posing as an actual nazi zombie near the sign xD
  66. Profile photo of Jadster
    Jadster Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 9:23 am
    "hah. zombies"

    The video at the end is Rick Roll. Too bad.

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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 11:10 am
    I`m not jewish, so I won`t worry on that one.
  68. Profile photo of bmanthe2
    bmanthe2 Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Why are they laughing?!?
    THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM!
    ZOMBIES ARE EVERYWHERE! ZOMG
  69. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    these guys are my hero.

    im my head, i just want to believe the sign because it would be hilarious if it was true...

    i have the discussion with a friend, we argue over what genre of movies would be coolest to star as the hero in, i keep voting Zombie splatters but he keeps saying medieval :/

    any votes?

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    FatCam Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    i hate nazi zombies. they`re the only ones who keep moving without heads
  71. Profile photo of deathshdw
    deathshdw Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Zombies! Wait, someone took my idea!!!! ;)
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    Imjesus Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    Haha, I thought totse was shut down. hahahaha
  73. Profile photo of Mindless2164
    Mindless2164 Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    Oh no! Nazi zombies! A mix of the 2 forces wich can take over the world! RUN!!
  74. Profile photo of JokeWolf
    JokeWolf Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    This is the best prank I`ve ever seen! The people behind this are now officially my heroes.
  75. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    January 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    "i hate nazi zombies. they`re the only ones who keep moving without heads"

    I know headshots are supposed to kill all zombies.

    But other wise PLAYER OWNED!

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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    January 31, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    by the way thats a reference to cod 5 me thinks
  77. Profile photo of Madridlondon
    Madridlondon Male 13-17
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    January 31, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    What kind of zombies, biological nazi zombies, mystical nazi zombies, alien nazi zombies, or headcrab nazi zombies, it makes a diffrence
  78. Profile photo of Surfingninja
    Surfingninja Female 18-29
    744 posts
    January 31, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    I can`t believe this was their TOP story. GJ, Austin news.
  79. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    January 31, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    Like Davio said, its a reference to Cod 5 fun level. Halriouse prank though.
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    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    February 1, 2009 at 6:39 am
    haha nice ultimate prank right there
  81. Profile photo of danniddr
    danniddr Male 13-17
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    February 1, 2009 at 7:20 am
    lol, and when they really come we`ll still think its a joke... :-)
  82. Profile photo of Valark
    Valark Male 13-17
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    February 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    Awesome. Admittedly a public safety hazard, but awesome nonetheless.
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    godamoungppl Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    nazi zombies like call of duty 5
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    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    September 9, 2009 at 2:21 am
    nazi zombies? o noes!!!

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