Pranksters Warn Motorists Of Zombies

Highway safety officials in three states are not amused. Hackers changed electronic road signs to warn motorists of zombies. Some Web sites have published ways to hack into the road signs. In Carmel, Ind., signs warned of "RAPTORS AHEAD! CAUTION!" And in Austin, Texas, a sign warned, "ZOMBIES IN AREA! RUN!"

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning, I'm Linda Wertheimer.

So driving along in Austin, St. Louis or Carmel, Indiana, did you happen to see the electronic road signs warning: Lane closures due to zombies? Hackers have found instructions on revising those lighted signs. In Carmel, Indiana, drivers saw: Raptors ahead, caution. In Austin: Zombies in area, run, instead of a simple: Construction ahead.

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