Hacking programmable road signs

Thanks to KC from my MSc gang for this ….. I guess its time the transport authorities improved their security!

Many citizens might notice the construction digital road signs on theside of the road while driving, indicating important information suchas road closures or traffic delays…..These digital road signs can be easily compromised…..


Just for a taster 😉

Santa arrested!

Can you believe it that in 2008 Father Christmas was arrested and arraigned on a contravention of the UK Data Protection Act, reports The Spoof. Investigators discovered a list of the world’s children categorised by who is “naughty” and who is “nice.” It appears the list was compiled without the consent of the children. “This is a clear breach of the 1988 Data Protection Act,” said Detective Inspector Phil Inne. The list is described as a “gold mine” of consumer information, including the addresses and wishes of children worldwide. Computerised records are new for Santa, who used to hold his records of naughty and nice children on reindeer hide written in elf blood. However, with the burgeoning of the world’s population of under tens, coupled with the decline in childhood mortality rates, this had become impracticable, forcing Santa into computerising his records 😉

Hot air and management

The following joke was posted on the BCSWoman forum, which is actually quite funny 🙂 Thanks to this linked site for the fine picture!

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He spotted a woman below and called, “Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend I would meet him, but I’m lost.”

The woman replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon 30 feet above this field.”“You must be in IT,” said the balloonist. “I am,” replied the woman, “How did you know?”“Well, everything you told me is technically correct, but it’s of no use to me.”

The woman responded, “You must be in Management.” “I am,” replied the balloonist, “but how did you know?”“Well,” said the woman, “you don’t know where you are or where you’re going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you’ve no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault.”