Zombies Ahead: Hacking Road Signs in an Apocalypse

By Zombie Hunter Sam

Zombies Ahead

Making the rounds on the zombie web is a hacked road sign in Austin, Texas reading “Zombies Ahead”.

Fantastic, this is an excellent idea and warning of things to come. While I cannot condone any illegal activites, the know how to change a road sign could be very useful in the event of zombie outbreak or space radiation attack. If you are aware of an outbreak and feel inclined to adjust road banners, make sure you keep the exisiting message and place your warning on a separate page. You don’t want people to avoid the zombies only to be unaware that the bridge is out!

Updated info after the jump!

While most road sign control pads are placed in a lock box, it’s seldom locked and rarely under password protection. The password is ususally the default code “DOTS”—or you can easily reset the password by holding “shift” and “control” while typing “DIPY” (so that it just defaults to “DOTS” again).

Many of the road signs are powered by a small generator, but there are some solar powered models. These can be very useful during an apocalypse – you’re not going to run out of sun (nuclear winter excepted). Do your homework, stay alert.


Inside Programmable Road Signs 

Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead

Update 2009-01-31: More Warnings

Things are starting to look a little sketchy. Perhaps Austin is really under attack and the news reports and images are disbeleiver’s shock, or a cover up. Images below. The idea of nazi zombies is particularly distressing. What is this, Return to Castle Wolfenstein? Time to break out the zombie targets.

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Update 2009-02-03: Illinois Zombies

UDR reader Coral writes in that “zombie” road signs are seen in Illinois. The hacking and sighting menace continues across the USA.

Sign warns Illinois drivers about zombies

The Illinois freeways have apparently been taken over – ‘conquered’ if you will – by a master race of commuter zombies. It’s difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive IDOT workers or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; the zombies will soon be here. And I, for one, welcome our new undead overlords. I’d like to remind them as a trusted blogging personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground brain mines.

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  • 1 Annie Kerr Feb 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    England have started to overcome the infection, half of our population have fallen due to
    the disease outbreak….looks like your computer is working too, I didn’t know the undead had infested countries so quick.
    I have enough food to last me a few weeks…. what about you how long do you think you’ll last for?

  • 2 jake Feb 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

    hey man im prepared for this Crap, Annie tell the truth….do i really have to load my weapons already?

  • 3 kyle at guppylove@live.co.uk Feb 26, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Annie what do you mean, england hasnt had an infection i live there and jake keep your weapons loaded but with safty on! dont want any guns droping and hiting you with a stray shell.

  • 4 jake Feb 26, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    o ya saftey is my priority chmbers always empty but mags fully loaded……i could relly use a group though if anyone is near phoenix arizona at the time

  • 5 Mino Feb 27, 2009 at 2:26 am

    haha i remember this part ,they hack it and joking on texas ‘s drivers.
    Well i sure they have good time in their life.I wish it was me ,who can hack this sign…

  • 6 The hunter Mar 17, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I live in an area that the disease will spread quick that would be mew orleans, louisiana. if it DOES happen you can find me on top of the piggly wiggly with my .50

  • 7 Stan May 26, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    If sombody can handle a helicopter,air plane or a boat
    i would really need a pickup
    place is Pori, in Finland

  • 8 PB May 28, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    hey man im prepared for this Crap, Annie tell the truth….do i really have to load my weapons already?

  • 9 kane Jun 26, 2009 at 6:35 am

    have any of you actally seen a zombie it was my understanding once you kill something it dies and if thats not true if you shoot a zombie how are you sure its not coming back in a day a week a month or a year

    SEND ME A MESSAGE AT twistid30@yahoo.com

  • 10 Aiden Sep 3, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I live in FLorida and have everything needed to survive this, even though I find it funny that most people (Mainly men) think I will need them to protect me just cause im a girl, but yeah my girl friend and me and ready to go to where we have our supplies set up as soon as the need arises.

  • 11 logan Sep 4, 2009 at 5:47 am

    ah, i love a girl who can defend herself. you go aiden!

  • 12 Orange glint Oct 24, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    smithville ohio. Hi five for town with populations of 300! i have more 12 g shells than that!

  • 13 logan Oct 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    same here, orange glint…though not on the 12 g shells :(

  • 14 MOTHERRUSSIA Nov 29, 2009 at 12:47 pm


  • 15 Matthew Feb 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Im a Redneck, Im ready, I’ll blow the head off any Zombie I see. Don’t forget to double tap y’al.

  • 16 ZombieLover001 May 25, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Ah,I live in Florida as well,Aiden.

    I honestly have no supplies and I’m probably not ready for an outbreak,but I’m sure I can pick up supplies before this happens..But I also have a question.Mostly everyone is saying this will happen in 2012… Who’s to say it won’t happen sooner?

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