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Texas Highway Sign Warns of British Invasion

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posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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Texas Highway Sign Warns of British Invasion


www.foxnews.com

Texas Highway Sign Warns of British Invasion
Friday, February 06, 2009


Print ShareThisA hacked electronic highway sign in northern Texas carred a warning not thought about in several centuries.

On Friday, the sign briefly flashed: "OMG The British R coming. They R watching you."

KCBD-TV reported the electronic sign was in a construction area in southwest Lubbock.

The Texas Department of Transportation said the mobile sign belongs to a contractor.

A statement from Austin Bridge & Road said someone "with a questionable sense of humor" accessed the password on the message board.

The company said the portable sign which was hacked has since been removed, after a permanent exit sign was installed.

Police had no word yet on the culprits.

According to legend, "The British are coming!" was the warning shouted out by Paul Revere on his midnight ride in April 1775 to alert American patriots that British troops were moving out of Boston to arrest their leaders.

The warnings delivered by Revere and other riders allowed the American militia to rally to repel the British in the first battles of the American Revolution. The British also invaded the United States during the War of 1812.
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posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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I Glanced by this story yesterday before work and didn’t think much of it. After a few hours at work it began to dawn on me that this could be some one warning of a new American revolution. When Paul revere rode through the small villages of early America he proclaimed "the British are coming" this was a warning to the militias to prepare for war with their controlling government. I couldn’t think of another reason someone would hack into the road sign to display this message. It doesn’t make sense to me that this would be a joke. I don’t condone or hope for a revolution but was curious what everyone else thought about this story in context to current American and world issues.

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posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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I live in Texas and last week hackers were warning of Zombies ahead. It was just a prank.



Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead."


Here is the article www.foxnews.com...











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posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 09:25 AM
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Not breaking news but....
Reminds me of a Welsh roadsign, the English part was ok but the Welsh part read "Away from desk, please email any translations" (in Welsh obv.). Lolzer.



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 09:30 AM
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It's amazing how easy it is to do

www.i-hacked.com...



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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Yes someone hacked an Illinois Dept of Transportation sign last week warning motorists of Zombie attacks.

Not hard to do...



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 10:41 AM
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Quite funny.


People need to lighten up a bit and not take everything to seriously. So someone thought they'd make a few people laugh, big deal.

Not even newsworthy in my opinion. But it did make me smile briefly.



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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The access to these panels is right on the back of the sign. They almost never lock them - the place where you enter the text is in a little thing that looks like a calculator - they almost never change the default password, and once you're in, you can change the pw to whatever you want.

This is like leaving your front door wide open and getting mad when you find someone watching cartoons.



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 11:33 AM
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Regrettably the British are already here.

It seems that having created the perfect socialist PC paradise, they are all now trying to leave it.

Funny that.



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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reply to post by Retseh
 



If you followed the Reinhardt thread, he mentioned on his site
in the last couple days that "Paul Revere was a Pu$$y"....

Any correlation?



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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I want to see the sign, Use Caution Alien Craft On Ground 5 Miles Ahead. Now I would definitely speed up for that one



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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Now it all makes sense.

Damn Redcoats. I thought we were done with them 233 years ago. I guess not, and this time, it seems they're bringing reinforcements!






posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Originally posted by invisibleman11

Texas Highway Sign Warns of British Invasion




I wouldn't worry, I don't think you have anything the British want.

(just kidding)

I'm sure that now the "how to hack a road sign" stories have done the rounds we'll see many more of these pranks to come.

If I hacked a sign I would make it read:

"Don't Read This, Watch The Road!"



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Thanks for telling us. Now, go do it! It's easy!



posted on Feb, 7 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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I, for one, welcome our new tea-drinking overlords!


(I kid, I kid! My family's so English it hurts--we moved here for good reason, as they so often remind me...)



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