Hacker hits Toronto transit message system

Monday, 8 May 2006, 3:39 AM EST

Imagine Gerry Nicholls’ surprise when he glanced at the electronic advertising sign on the Toronto-area commuter train he was riding last week and saw this message about the Canadian prime minister scroll across the screen: “Stephen Harper eats babies.”

Said Nicholls, “I worked with Harper for five years, and I know he has a craving for junk food, but I’ve never seen him eat a baby.” He then explained his role in publicizing a hack of the transit system’s message system.

At Computerworld.

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