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    These electronic billboards started showing up on I-95 in the NYC and Newark area last year. Given the state of the average company, I figured it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I just thought it would be here in the US.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...01001315525826

    http://www.securityinfowatch.com/node/1314452
    Thorn
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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    Re: Billboard Pr0n

    Originally posted by Thorn View Post
    These electronic billboards started showing up on I-95 in the NYC and Newark area last year. Given the state of the average company, I figured it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. I just thought it would be here in the US.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Wor...01001315525826

    http://www.securityinfowatch.com/node/1314452
    "Police said they had not received any complaints and they are not investigating the incident."

    lulz.....

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    • #3
      Re: Billboard Pr0n

      I'm sure we'll start seeing them in the US now that it's been done somewhere else. Just like the Zombies Ahead signs. Personally, I see the billboards as more of a harmless prank.

      As Thorn and I were talking about with those little billboard signs that are popping up in 7-11's and pizza shops, I bet those are susceptible to infiltration as well, since they get their feed from an internet connection. There's a Pizza shop near my office with one and free wifi. I may poke around for a bit to see what I can see, since chances are, their wifi and their billboard are on the same network.
      A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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      • #4
        Re: Billboard Pr0n

        Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
        As Thorn and I were talking about with those little billboard signs that are popping up in 7-11's and pizza shops, I bet those are susceptible to infiltration as well, since they get their feed from an internet connection. There's a Pizza shop near my office with one and free wifi. I may poke around for a bit to see what I can see, since chances are, their wifi and their billboard are on the same network.
        This is the one I've seen in the local stores: http://www.digitalpromonetwork.com/ and this is the backend: http://www.broadsign.com/
        Thorn
        "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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        • #5
          Re: Billboard Pr0n

          I've been poking at such things around here too. The creepiest ones are the ones in restaurant bathrooms at the urinals at face level. They run a small embedded system off a CF card. I've been unable to obtain the contents of a CF yet but I'm assuming it's linux just running a video loop. would be fun to adjust the loop some time
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          • #6
            Re: Billboard Pr0n

            Originally posted by renderman View Post
            The creepiest ones are the ones in restaurant bathrooms at the urinals at face level.
            Which would you rather have, condom adds while you're taking a piss, or this:

            http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr....sepKuM69w2U%3D
            A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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            • #7
              Re: Billboard Pr0n

              Funny! I did something kinda like this but it was with a LED light board that was for traffic information... The unit used a wifi with no encryption and just read a txt file... now its hardwired lolz

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                Originally posted by DarkenDEV View Post
                Funny! I did something kinda like this but it was with a LED light board that was for traffic information... The unit used a wifi with no encryption and just read a txt file... now its hardwired lolz
                Actually, not so funny. Do you always admit to committing felonies in a public fora?
                Last edited by Thorn; January 19, 2010, 11:12.
                Thorn
                "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                • #9
                  Re: Billboard Pr0n

                  Um well it wasn't illegal as i actually install these so of course it was on a closed street. I have my imsa certification so i get to work with all the technical parts of traffic control .

                  You would be surprised actually on how a$$ backward some of these systems are from a security standpoint..



                  + vandalism in any form is illegal

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                  • #10
                    Re: Billboard Pr0n

                    Originally posted by renderman View Post
                    I've been poking at such things around here too. The creepiest ones are the ones in restaurant bathrooms at the urinals at face level. They run a small embedded system off a CF card. I've been unable to obtain the contents of a CF yet but I'm assuming it's linux just running a video loop. would be fun to adjust the loop some time
                    There are many favors of how they go about it, can't say more than that officially.

                    While networked, they are still distributed, making impact much like that of by the roadside Zombie warning signs. There are quite a few players in this already, expect many more. You will start seeing these things everywhere, and could change the way we get advertisements as well as how the big cable providers provide ad's.

                    It's the world of digital video, and folks can even do it with composite video. Inexpensive devices like this http://www.gomax-electronics.com.tw/...&MX-1003B.html enable end users to carve up digital screens, picking and choosing what, and where the content goes.

                    Most of these systems have Infosec security set at levels that reflect there potential impact to people. Low impact, little or no security. It's a new world for them, and they will learn. The focus is on getting the product out the door, and in as many places as possible, not on the what if situations.

                    Right now, and from my perspective the technology has a rather large form factor. I would expect this to get very small in the near future. The form factor only being limited by the size and number of the interconnect cables.

                    xor
                    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Billboard Pr0n

                      The interactive menu types I've come across in vegas are running on mac's (i think the mini) , they're not normally connected to the network that i've seen, but they have enough access and wireless to connect to a WAP. They're usually flash/shockwave based, so they don't have any good methods of staying in fullscreen mode, it seems a very poor choice for such a system, has to be really expensive too.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Billboard Pr0n

                        Just as a follow up:

                        http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100216/...uk_russia_porn

                        The 40-year-old man said he wanted to "give people a laugh," the popular daily Kommersant reported.

                        Rossiya-24 television said an elderly motorist suffered a heart attack at the wheel after seeing the scenes.
                        A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Billboard Pr0n

                          I wonder if they used a VGA virus to get the videos on there?


                          "Rossiya-24 television said an elderly motorist suffered a heart attack at the wheel after seeing the scenes."

                          Oh come on now!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Billboard Pr0n

                            Originally posted by beakmyn View Post
                            I wonder if they used a VGA virus to get the videos on there?
                            For those that don't know, at shmoocon, the Marriott TVs in the guest rooms had the VGA input disabled. When asked about it, the front desk told us that it was because "a virus that infected the TVs and came from users' computer VGA ports."

                            Riiiiiiight.

                            Too bad Major Malfunction wasn't in attendance this year. He's forgotten more about TV IR controls than I've ever learned.
                            Thorn
                            "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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                            • #15
                              Re: Billboard Pr0n

                              Originally posted by Thorn View Post
                              For those that don't know, at shmoocon, the Marriott TVs in the guest rooms had the VGA input disabled. When asked about it, the front desk told us that it was because "a virus that infected the TVs and came from users' computer VGA ports."

                              Riiiiiiight.

                              Too bad Major Malfunction wasn't in attendance this year. He's forgotten more about TV IR controls than I've ever learned.
                              Those damn hackers and molesting TV's in the hotel. I wouldn't know of anyone that would do such a thing.
                              A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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