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Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
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anon3846919518
anon3846919518,
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7/8/2013 | 4:26:20 PM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
Wasn't one of those mobile roadside alert signs hacked with "Zombies Ahead" a few years ago, or was that just a good photoshop job? Either way, this whole zombie apocalypse thing is just annoying. I think you can actually sign up for zombie alerts here. http://www.alertbroadcast.com, but I don't know if you'll actually need them...BECAUSE ZOMBIES DON'T EXIST!
PJS880
PJS880,
User Rank: Ninja
2/19/2013 | 7:06:53 AM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
I had to chuckle when I read this, a public service announcement about zombies and people bought it. I also find it amusing that if convicted their perpetrators only misdemeanor charges along with a measly $1000 fine. I thought that if the organizations do not change the default settings on these devices then they could be easily hacked. This has been going on for years and apparently it is still going on today.

Paul Sprague
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OtherJimDonahue
OtherJimDonahue,
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2/13/2013 | 5:31:17 PM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
Oh, wake up, people. They only want you to think it was a hoax.

Jim Donahue
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Andrew Hornback
Andrew Hornback,
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2/13/2013 | 5:16:26 AM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
I guess that FEMA hasn't worked out the bugs, even since the November 2011 calamity. Although, given the show content, I'd have to wonder if people were actually expecting a warning about zombies or if they would have preferred being switched over to a shopping network or a music video channel showing a Lady GaGa video.

Going to make for some interesting questions at the next IPAWS meeting, that's for sure. :)

Andrew Hornback
InformationWeek Contributor
jc
jc,
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2/12/2013 | 8:35:23 PM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
I have also seen a "Caution Zombies Ahead" sign in San Francisco recently, and according to the CDC, it's only a matter of time: http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombie...
Deirdre Blake
Deirdre Blake,
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2/12/2013 | 7:28:55 PM
re: Zombie Alert Hoax: Emergency Broadcast System Hacked
Now that's just funny!


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