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Hackers get into downtown Houston construction signs

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March 15, 2011 6:16:01 AM PDT
A hacker is on the loose after trying to steer drivers wrong in downtown Houston. Over the weekend, the hacker changed the big orange letters on a construction sign on Louisiana and Prairie. The word "Detour" was re-written as "Poop." Then yesterday, a smiley face and "LOL" were programmed into the sign.

TxDOT isn't laughing out loud. It's warning that road sign hackers can be fined up to $500.

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