Hacker Encourages Florida Motorists to ‘Smoke Weed Erryday’

A clever hacker broke into an LED highway sign in Winter Park, Florida on Saturday night and reprogrammed it to read: “Smoke week erryday.”

The sign was clearly visible from Minnesota Avenue, Florida-based WFTV 9 reported. It originally displayed a message about a pending road closure.

Road signs like this are frequent targets for mischief-making hackers thanks to their ease of access and complete lack of basic security. Although they can be password protected, most road crews do not bother, leaving the default password as “DOTS.”

The website Jalopnik explained this in a how-to back in 2009 that sparked an epidemic of hacked road signs, most of them warning of zombies. Apparently road crews did not catch on.

– Read the entire article at Raw Story.

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  1. Anonymous on

    Thats is awesome!! “RIGHT ON BROTHER”!!

  2. Anonymous on

    “Smoke week erryday” eh?