Monday July 21, 2014

Pranksters Can Hijack Your Chromecast

I have no idea why anyone would want to build something like this but I'm sure some of you will find this entertaining. Remind me to never invite this guy over. wink

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. The Raspberry Pi-based box simply floods the Chromecast with WiFi disconnection requests, kicking the adapter into its setup mode; after that, it's easy for the Rickmote to make its own connection and deliver non-stop '80s pop.

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