Someone is going to be fired from target.

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fucking WIN hahahaaha.

Now that I watch it though, it seems halfway fake. If everyone is hearing porn sounds THAT loud, you would think people would stop and listen. The other customers seem to be shopping like normal...
 

mmntech

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Should have played that at all Canadian Target stores before they shut them down. Would have been appropriate given how badly they fucked a lot of people. :D
 

kage69

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:biggrin:

Heh.

Now would have that been better or worse at a Walmart in Bumblefuck Arkansas?
 

TwiceOver

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Friends came to visit one time and went to Pizza Hut and out of nowhere, porn on the TV system there. Nobody changed it.
 

SagaLore

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fucking WIN hahahaaha.

Now that I watch it though, it seems halfway fake. If everyone is hearing porn sounds THAT loud, you would think people would stop and listen. The other customers seem to be shopping like normal...

My guess is some employee was using whatever computer runs the audio to watch some porn, and the speakers played that instead and they had no clue.
 

destrekor

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...dio-blares-over-target-loudspeakers/73996670/

So it isn't fake. :D

Sounds like they suspect someone hijacking the feed. Depending on the equipment, it could in fact be possible that there is some trick to spoof or otherwise get another device onto the same spectrum as the cordless phones (which is what I believe Target uses) and insert the tones to activate the PA system.

My guess is some employee was using whatever computer runs the audio to watch some porn, and the speakers played that instead and they had no clue.

I highly, highly doubt the PA/intercom system is connected to a computer. That begs for trouble, malicious or otherwise.

It is usually a system connected to the phone system and only the phone system.
 

Dude111

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CraKaJaX said:
LOL "What is going on at Target right now....?"
Hehehehe they didnt know that was going over the intercom??

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Jeff7

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Either someone hacked into the speaker system or this is a disgruntled employe.
Or anyone who knows how to do a page-all could walk up to any store phone and play something into the receiver from their cellphone's speaker.

It requires only a little bit more skill than ringing someone's doorbell and running away.



Bored idiots would screw around on the intercom back when I worked retail.
 
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John Connor

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I've done my fare share of hacking. One was with a McDonalds intercom. One dude going through the drive thru was so pissed he screeched his tires on out of there. LMAO!

I thought about screwing with Walmart's two-way radio's, but that was the old me. ():)
 

MongGrel

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This is like preschool level public trolling.

I've seen it on a much larger major scale in person, but not writing a wall of text.

Hey there John !!! LMAO, LOL, LOL, LOL.
 
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Jeff7

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Wow.

"Non-Target team members are attempting to access the intercom system by calling stores and requesting to be connected to line [xxxx]," it reads.

"If connected, callers have control of the intercom until they hang up.
"We are actively working to limit intercom access to the Guest Services phone only. In the meantime, inform all operators to not connect any calls to line [xxxx]."

So in other words, if you ring up Target and ask to be put through to a certain extension, you're suddenly live on the PA system for as long as you like.
...but the cause is interesting, and yet another example of how systems are left with vulnerabilities by creators who never imagined people might have malicious intent.
That seems to be a common issue. I'd guess that some of it comes from programmers or engineers, and some from their managers.

- "I need this finished by tomorrow morning."

"I need to add filters, just in case people enter a letter instead of a number like they're supposed to. The program might get unpredictable otherwise."

- "Just get it done. Worry about those trivial details later."
 
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deadlyapp

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Wow.

That seems to be a common issue. I'd guess that some of it comes from programmers or engineers, and some from their managers.

- "I need this finished by tomorrow morning."

"I need to add filters, just in case people enter a letter instead of a number like they're supposed to. The program might get unpredictable otherwise."

- "Just get it done. Worry about those trivial details later."

This used to happen fairly often when I worked at sears, but usually it was internal and accidental. We'd put someone on hold to make an overhead page, but instead of putting them on hold you'd put them on transfer and transfer them to the intercom.
 

Linux23

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I highly, highly doubt the PA/intercom system is connected to a computer. That begs for trouble, malicious or otherwise.

It is usually a system connected to the phone system and only the phone system.

you'd be wrong. when i had to troubleshoot the PA system at my company, i was flabbergasted that the entire system was control by a Windows VM on a server somewhere in our server room.
 

Red Squirrel

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lmao that is hilarious.

You'd think they'd secure something like that a bit better. :biggrin:

Supposedly at walmart you can actually dial the intercom extension from any phone. I think it's 96 or 961 from a quick google search. You can probably even call and ask to be transferred there.

Not that I'd ever do something like that. :hmm:
 

OutHouse

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I've done my fare share of hacking. One was with a McDonalds intercom. One dude going through the drive thru was so pissed he screeched his tires on out of there. LMAO!

I thought about screwing with Walmart's two-way radio's, but that was the old me. ():)

too bad you didnt get caught for radio piracy. the fines are very steep.
 

Dude111

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deadlyapp said:
This used to happen fairly often when I worked at sears, but usually it was internal and accidental. We'd put someone on hold to make an overhead page, but instead of putting them on hold you'd put them on transfer and transfer them to the intercom.
Hehe must have been an interesting listen once they were on live!!
 

Red Squirrel

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too bad you didnt get caught for radio piracy. the fines are very steep.

Kinda ridiculous that they're that steep though, it seems fine these days are so backwards. Serious crimes get a slap on the wrist and the petty ones get ridiculous sentences.

But ya, don't mess with stuff that the FCC is involved in, they don't play nice from what I hear and CAN track you. If you're going to do it you make a "bug" that runs on a cheap micro controller and throw it in a bush. Make sure there's no finger prints or your DNA on it. :p But really unless it's a very short prank it's not cool to mess with radio stuff especially if it can end up impacting something really important like emergency frequencies.

I'm sometimes tempted to "hack into" my neighbour's radio and tell him to turn it down. It always sounds like there's a concert in my neighbourhood. I figured I'd let it slip given summer is so short and I don't wan to be THAT GUY that impedes on someone's good times, but geeze turn that shit down yo.
 
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Jeff7

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lmao that is hilarious.

You'd think they'd secure something like that a bit better. :biggrin:

Supposedly at walmart you can actually dial the intercom extension from any phone. I think it's 96 or 961 from a quick google search. You can probably even call and ask to be transferred there.

Not that I'd ever do something like that. :hmm:
Yeah, paging was easy at Walmart. I don't remember the extension, but it could be done from any phone in the store. It actually didn't get abused very often back when I worked there.



Kinda ridiculous that they're that steep though, it seems fine these days are so backwards. Serious crimes get a slap on the wrist and the petty ones get ridiculous sentences.

But ya, don't mess with stuff that the FCC is involved in, they don't play nice from what I hear and CAN track you. If you're going to do it you make a "bug" that runs on a cheap micro controller and throw it in a bush. Make sure there's no finger prints or your DNA on it. :p But really unless it's a very short prank it's not cool to mess with radio stuff especially if it can end up impacting something really important like emergency frequencies.

I'm sometimes tempted to "hack into" my neighbour's radio and tell him to turn it down. It always sounds like there's a concert in my neighbourhood. I figured I'd let it slip given summer is so short and I don't wan to be THAT GUY that impedes on someone's good times, but geeze turn that shit down yo.
My guess for why the punishments are so steep is because it's fairly easy to build a powerful RF transmitter, or an RF signal disruptor.
 
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