Internet tricksters hijack Chromecasts to promote PewDiePie

The internet-connected devices in our homes can make life more enjoyable, but they can also provide an in for internet ne’er-do-wells. A pair of jokers has undertaken a campaign of Chromecast hacking ostensibly to warn people about their vulnerability. Although, they’re also promoting PewDiePie for some reason.

While the hackers known as HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r have chosen to target Chromecasts, the flaw is not technically part of that device. They are exploiting a technology in many routers called UPnP (universal plug and play), which can allow external access to devices on your network.

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Internet tricksters hijack Chromecasts to promote PewDiePie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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