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Hacking ChromeCasts for fun

A while ago two hackers by the name of HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r allegedly “hacked” a bunch of Google ChromeCasts to promote PewDiePie’s (Felix Kjellberg) YouTube Channel. The “hack” was actually just abuse of poorly configured routers that port forwarded the ChromeCasts to the outside internet. From there, everyone with access to port 8008 of the

How we hacked 73 companies in under 24 hours

Before we go into this article I should note: YES, this is based on a true security assessment we did (and shows how simple it can be sometimes) and YES the vulnerabilities have since been patched. All identifiable company information has been altered. It all started with a security assessment we were doing for a