Tuesday , May 18 2021

Hackers take over Chromecast to alert owners of security risks

A few trusted hackers take thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dialogs to alert users that devices can download and remotely compel any YouTube video that attackers choose, TechCrunch reports.

Error CastHack exploits the weakness in the Universal Plug and Play networking standard (UPnP) in some routers, which some connected devices – like Chromecast – make available on the Internet.

Hackers used UPnP bugs in routers to display this message on screens equipped with Chromecast
Credits: TechCrunch