German Railway’s Passenger Info Screen Hacked; Porn Shown Instead Of Rider Information

August 2, 2022 by Dave Haynes

German content partner Invidis has a post up about yet another example of what can happen when a digital signage network has security gaps. …

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Hackers Appear To Have Disabled Russian EV Chargers; Leaving Anti-Putin Messages

March 1, 2022 by Dave Haynes

Along with putting messages digital billboards that might be seen by Russian soldiers, enterprising Ukrainians (or people supporting them) are finding other ways to …

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High School Student Hacks Entire School District’s Screens, Then Rickrolls Viewers

October 18, 2021 by Dave Haynes

Here’s a cautionary tale for anyone running an enterprise-level digital signage network: an Illinois high school student managed to take over the digital signage …

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Hacked Billboard Had Unlocked Equipment Shed, Used Laptop As Media Player

January 13, 2020 by Dave Haynes

A digital billboard in the Detroit area was hacked last fall, with ads replaced by a very naughty video. Probably like most people, I …

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There Are Even Instructions Available For “Hacking” OOH Media Faces

October 1, 2019 by Dave Haynes

Let’s assume the persons who hacked digital screens in Auckland and Detroit this past weekend, replacing advertising with naughty movies, were more pranksters than …

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Screens Above NZ Shoe Store Hacked To Run Porn Video

September 30, 2019 by Dave Haynes

If the need to lock down a public-facing digital signage display wasn’t obvious already, here’s an example from New Zealand of what happens when …

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Malware Takes Out Passenger Information Screens At Cleveland’s Airport

April 29, 2019 by Dave Haynes

The flight information (FIDS) and gate information (GIDS) screens went out of service last week at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after a ransomware attack …

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Aug. 8th Webinar Looks At Protecting Digital Signage Against Hackers

July 20, 2017 by Dave Haynes

An awful lot of the webinars that get organized by vendors or trade associations tend to re-visit familiar territory, but a session coming up …

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Security: Hackers Take Over Atlanta Billboard, Run (Literally) Butt-Ugly Content

May 14, 2015 by Dave Haynes

Several Atlanta-area news organizations are reporting how someone hacked (presumably) into a large digital billboard running on a building in ritzy Buckhead – switching …

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