[Crew] "Rude Awakening for Dawn Drivers"

Minus Q minusq.uk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 22:27:50 GMT 2006


On 27/10/06, Minus Q <minusq.uk at gmail.com> wrote:
> "Early morning motorists got a shock yesterday when digital car park
> signs were tampered with by computer hackers and were left displaying
> an obscene message."
>
> http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.990185.0.rude_awakening_for_dawn_drivers.php
>
> Anyone know how this kind of system works?  What remote access are you
> likely to get?

Turns out it wasn't what we expected:

http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2006/11/07/219632/Road+safety+concerns+raised+after+hacker+attack+on+electronic.htm

"The hackers gained access to 11 variable display parking signs in
Crawley, West Sussex, after gaining access to the system through a
remote maintenance website."

-- 
MinusQ
"If you can't go through the firewall...
...go through the secretary."




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