Top 5 May headlines: Porn hack dominates

June 8, 2017 | by Bradley Cooper

Readers had their minds in the gutter this month as two stories regarding a pornographic hacking incident at Union Station dominated the top headlines.

Earlier in May, a large display at Union Station designed to showcase information began showing a pornographic video loudly at rush hour. One article on Digital Signage Today examined the initial impact of the hack while a follow up article uncovered the cause.

Other top articles examined topics ranging from the NYC Transit's digital signage kiosks to key future trends in the digital signage market. Let's take a look at the top five most read stories for Digital Signage Today. They are posted in reverse order.

5. Measuring ROI for digital signage

It's easy to get enamored by the bigger, brighter and better displays, but at the end of the day, purchasing digital signage is a business decision. Determining ROI, however, can be difficult, so you need to carefully consider your objectives, audience and total costs before making the plunge.

4. NYC Transit shares insight on digital signage kiosk deployment

The NYC Transit was looking for an easier way to share wayfinding information with its customers, so it teamed up with Intersection and Outfront Media to deploy 370 touchscreen kiosks to meet that need. At a keynote session, executives from the three companies and Intel shared key insights into the project and how it succeeded.

3.  5 digital signage future trends set to change the market

The future of digital signage will comprise many functions and features, including personalization, data analysis, augmented reality, interactive media and artificial intelligence. While technology will get smarter, it will also become trickier to handle.

2. Hacked digital signage displays porn in Union Station

Commuters at Washington D.C.'s Union Station got a little more than they asked for when an interactive display began to blast pornographic videos. The display continued to play the materials until an employee from fast casual restaurant Roti turned it off.

1. Porn digital signage incident at Union Station caused by unsecured OS

The incident at Union Station was not caused by an outside hacker, but rather a user who was able to pull up the videos directly on the display, since the kiosk's OS was not locked down. The user was able to access the Windows desktop easily.

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Topics: Content, Content Management, Display Technology, DOOH Advertising, Hardware, Outdoor Signage, Software



Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is a Technology Editor for DigitalSignageToday.com. His background is in information technology, advertising, and writing.

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