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

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 3:09:07 PM

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 implications in this article: Wi-Fi Security Alert on Chromecast as 'Rickmote' Hijacks Nearby Boxes

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