More Funny Road Sign Hacks
- When Hack Happened: Late 2000s
- Who Did It: Several Unknown Parties
As mentioned, road signs get hacked all the time but only some of these hacks are memorable. There were a series of hacks that took place in the late 2000s when hackers decided to add the most random of messages to the signs. The way they did it was simply by pressing “Shift” & “Control” then type “DIPY.” This would reset the password back to “DOTS.” The system was clearly too easy to mess with, causing a need for them to be changed up.
While they were changed since this, it was not great. But in this late 2000s period, a series of messages were typed out that drivers were a bit surprised to see. Some of them simply had random song lyrics on them from popular songs at that time, but others were more creative. Perhaps the best was when the hackers added several warnings about an incoming zombie apocalypse. One sign even read simply “Zombies Ahead.” This forced the local news to have to explain things repeatedly.