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Rickmote Controller Hijacks Nearby Chromecasts

17
Jul
2014

The Rickmote Controller is nothing but a Raspberry Pi mini-computer modified to act as a remote control for hijacking Google Chromcasts video streaming and render arbitrary content. The altered Raspberry Pi searches for nearby Chromecasts and disconnects their WiFi connection. When the Google gadget attempts to reconnect, it automatically accepts commands from the closest WiFi device. The attack works by sending out a de-authenticate packet to the Chromecast, which causes the device t…

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