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Hackers take over Chromecasts to warn owners about security risks



A couple of dutiful hackers have been hijacking thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dongles to warn users that the devices can take over, and remotely forced to play any YouTube video on attackers' reports, TechCrunch reports.

The CastHack bug exploits a weakness in the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) networking standard in some routers, which makes some connected devices – like Chromecasts – accessible on the internet.

 The hackers exploited a UPnP bug in routers to display this message on Chromecast equipped screens
Credit: TechCrunch