“NULL” license plate ends up backfiring


California security researcher Droogie came up with what seemed like a good way to avoid having to pay any parking tickets issued to his vehicle: He ordered a vanity license plate emblazoned with “NULL,” expecting that (like in this xkcd comic) when the ticket was entered into the the DMV database, it would consider the “NULL” entry to be “the special marker used in Structured Query Language to indicate that a data value does not exist in the database.” But that’s not quite the way things went.

h/t PHenry

8 Comments on “NULL” license plate ends up backfiring

  1. Still chuckling. Called all my other geek friends and we had a good laugh.

    Another article said that his wife’s vehicle’s vanity plate is VOID.
    More trouble ahead.

  2. ‘Droogie’ a ‘California security researcher’,,,
    Sorry, I need to go collect myself before I continue.
    It just reminds me of “Doogie Howser” which turned out to be later known as ‘code speak’ for Pampers.
    Be well all!

  3. gotta give props to the perp … nice try

    kinda reminds me of ‘The Miracle On 34th Street’ when the Post Office delivered all the mail addressed to ‘Santa Claus’ to Kris


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