It isn’t very often that hackers are rewarded for their efforts outside of events like the HackDays held across Canada. But for two students in Belgrade, it looks like their devious efforts have paid off.
As Ars Technica reports, Ivan Petrović, 21, and Filip Stanisavljević, 20, hacked into an electronic billboard in a busy plaza in Belgrade, playing Space Invaders on the screen from their iPhones, and closed their brief demonstration with the message “Hacked4Fun.”
In the description on the YouTube video, the pair explain that they don’t consider themselves hackers in the negative light with which it has come to be associated. They say they were merely trying to draw attention to a security flaw common to these kinds of billboards and they contacted the owner to tell him what they had discovered.
The billboard owner reacted very positively to their actions. “This has never happened before, but we appreciate the factRead More »from Students hack billboard to play ‘Space Invaders,’ rewarded with iPads