At this week’s Black Hat Tools Arsenal, Senior Security Analyst Dan Petro showcased his Rickmote Controller. You can watch a video interview with Dan and learn more about the Rickmote’s intricacies in this eWeek piece: Rickrolling a Google Chromecast at Black Hat
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The Rickmote Controller makes it possible to hijack a Chromecast and force your neighbors to watch Rick Astley. Find out more about the device in this Hack A Day post: Hacking Chromecast With The Rickmote Controller
What if your Chromecast suddenly started to rickroll you? It’s possible, thanks to a vulnerability that stems from its set-up process. Listen for more in this Gigaom Chrome Show podcast: Chromecast’s Easy Setup Makes It Susceptible to Hacking
The Rickmote Controller, based on a Raspberry Pi, makes it possible to hijack a Chromecast and force your neighbors to watch Rick Astley. Find out more about the Wi-Fi enabled device in this Lifehacker After Hours post: Make a Chromecast-Hijacking Rickrolling Device Out of a Raspberry Pi
Dan Petro, a security analyst for the Bishop Fox IT consultancy, has built a proof of concept device (the Rickmote) that’s able to hack into nearby Google Chromecasts and saturate the surrounding living room with inescapable 1980s pop music and haircuts. Naked Security writes about the Rickmote in this article: “Rickmote” Box Rickrolls Chromecast, …
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 Metro.co.uk article: Someone Has Invented a Device …
Dan Petro built a “Rickmote Controller” that can hijack a Chromecast, and play an endless loop of Rick Astley’s “Never Going to Give You Up.” The Rickmote enjoys the spotlight again in this Mashable article: Chromecast Hack Lets You Rickroll Your Neighbor’s TV
Created by security researcher Dan Petro of Bishop Fox, the appropriately dubbed Rickmote Controller takes its name from the popular Web prank, which involves getting unsuspecting users to click a link that plays Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video. The Rickmote’s fame grows in this ReadWrite article: How Raspberry Pi …
Dan Petro, a security analyst for Bishop Fox, built a proof of concept device that’s able to hack into any Google Chromecasts nearby to project Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” or any other video a prankster might choose. Read all the details – and why this is so concerning – in this Business …
Bishop Fox consultant Dan Petro built his Rickmote with a Raspberry Pi, two Wi-Fi cards, open-source Wi-Fi cracking software called Aircrack, and a touchscreen. The Daily Dot discusses the Rickmote in depth in this article: It’s Incredibly Easy to Hijack a Google Chromecast
Dan Petro’s Rickmote was featured in an episode of c|net’s Web series, Tomorrow Daily. The series is dedicated to the daily discussion of the latest tech news. Watch episode 021, starring the Rickmote, here.
Bishop Fox Senior Security Analyst Dan Petro has built the Rickmote Controller, a proof-of-concept device that hijacks Google’s media stick to play everyone’s favorite Rick Astley video (and theoretically, any media) on loop. Read Engadget’s take on it in this article: Pranksters Can Hijack Your Chromecast to Show Whatever They Want
Dan Petro’s Rickmote Controller is featured in this SlashDot post: The “Rickmote Controller” Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast. Watch his demonstration here: RickMote Controller – Hijacking TVs via Google Chromecast
The Rickmote is highlighted among five of the week’s most interesting new gadgets in this Wall St. Cheat Sheet article: 5 Gadgets From This Week: Rick Roll Makes a Chromecast Comeback