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The Hacker News – Thousands of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked to Promote PewDiePie

To view the article, please click here. Google’s Chromecast devices are again being hijacked due to an unpatched bug discovered years ago. A group of hackers have exploited a design flaw that allows access to devices through poorly configured routers with UPnP enabled and display their own messages and videos. This bug was discovered … – Someone Has Invented a Device Which Allows You to ‘Rickroll’ Your Neighbours’ TV

Dan Petro’s ‘Rickmote’, as it is known, allows users to subject those near them to a potential lifetime of Rick Astley on a loop by essentially ‘taking over’ any Google Chromecast within reach and forcing it to play a video of their choice. Shudder along in this article: Someone Has Invented a Device …