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International Digital Times – New Google Chromecast Hack Takes Rickrolling To A Whole ‘Nother Level

If you love a good rickroll as much as the next internet geek, then Bishop Fox security researcher Dan Petro’s latest hack gadget, dubbed the “RickMote,” will be right up your silicon alley. The RickMote is the focus of this International Digital Times article: New Google Chromecast Hack Takes Rickrolling To A Whole ‘Nother …

We Live Security – Wi-Fi Security Alert on Chromecast as ‘Rickmote’ Hijacks Nearby Boxes

Concern has risen over Google’s popular Chromecast TV streamer’s Wi-Fi security, after Dan Petro unveiled a ‘Rickmote’ remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast via Wi-Fi (without requiring a password), and plays the timeless internet joke/Eighties pop staple “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley on a loop. We Live Security examines the security …

PC World – Rick-rolling ‘Rickmote’ Shows No Mercy When It Finds Someone Using Chromecast

Senior Security Analyst Dan Petro has developed an amusing piece of hardware called the “Rickmote” that takes advantage of Chromecast’s simplified Wi-Fi setup, hijacking a wireless connection to deliver a YouTube video of Astley’s groan-worthy hit. PC World has more details in this article: Rick-rolling ‘Rickmote’ Shows No Mercy When It Finds Someone Using …

PC Advisor – Rick-rolling ‘Rickmote’ Shows No Mercy When It Finds Someone Using Chromecast

Senior Security Analyst Dan Petro has developed an amusing piece of hardware called the “Rickmote” that takes advantage of Chromecast’s simplified Wi-Fi setup, hijacking a wireless connection to deliver a YouTube video of Astley’s groan-worthy hit. PC Advisor has more details in this article: Rick-rolling ‘Rickmote’ Shows No Mercy When It Finds Someone Using …