What is Chromecasts are hijacked by PewDiePie fans
Remember that printers are hacked and notify users to subscribe to PewDiePie, the role of Chromecast. Two malicious hackers took advantage of thousands of Chromecast devices to promote Feli’s Swedish YouTube channel “PewDiePie” Kjellberg. X
Hackers, HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r, have discovered a vulnerability in router settings for smart devices connected to TVs. This vulnerability allows Chromecast and Google Homes to appear publicly on the Internet.
HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r can take advantage of this to stream videos to connected TVs. Hackers uncovered 72,341 devices exposed at the time of writing. This hack is called “CastHack,” and CastHack keeps the internet up to date.
CastHack displayed a message advising viewers to subscribe to PewDiePie and KeemStar, another YouTuber covering controversy and gossip. The site also contains links to hackers’ personal Twitter accounts.
It also provides information on the total number of devices that have been renamed as a result of the hack, as well as “All devices compelled to play videos,” “All Google Home devices” and “All SmartTV / Chromecast devices” hackers have taken advantage of the router’s Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) options. Google accepts copyright infringement.
The website also has an FAQ section with questions like “What happened? HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r provide information to these hackers and give advice on the best way to protect their devices in the future.
Affected hackers reported being able to wirelessly stream the media of their choice on a user’s device, delete Wi-Fi settings, rename the device, and connect to other devices wirelessly using Chromecast and the Google Home HackerGiraffe. Clearly state that the intent does not actually cause any damage or theft. Rather, it is alerting Google and its customers to the vulnerability.
HackerGiraffe It also added that the attack did not collect or record any information from the affected devices.
Google told The Verge that several users reported: “Unauthorized video was played on TVs via Chromecast.” The company confirmed that the hack was caused by router settings, both HackerGiraffe and Google told The Verge exactly how. Best to fix the problem is to turn off the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) option on the router.
Since the hack appears to have no malicious purpose, it could be a disguise blessing for some users who are now aware of the vulnerability. This will prevent malicious users from using them in more dire acts due to HackerGiraffe. There is a workaround for security flaws, some people might find it funny in this situation.
This isn’t the first time a hacker has backed Kjellberg and promoted his YouTube channel, both admitted to being behind a printer hack asking users to subscribe to PewDiePie in November. HackerGirrafe Access to nearly 50,000 in-demand printers worldwide to promote PewDiePie and help maintain its position as the most subscribed YouTubers. At the time, he was facing stiff competition from the Hindi music company’s T-Series YouTube channel.
Last month, PewDiePie was at the center of another controversial hack showcased by fans, this time they targeted the Wall Street Journal, which published a 2017 story about Keelberg’s anti-Semitism after. He paid two strangers to carry a banner that read “Death to all Jewish” at a publicity event that led Disney to cut all ties with the YouTube star in response to an important story. Hackers replaced sponsored content. On its website by urging the newspaper to apologize for taking the trick out of context.
Kjellberg is the most subscribed YouTuber with 79 million followers currently.The Swedish star has been able to maintain his position as the most subscribed YouTuber since 2013.
It is impressive how many followers he gained after the “war” with the Indian music conglomerate, he also added half a million followers on a single day in October.
YouTubers themselves are not affiliated with any hacking to our knowledge. All were created by members who have his enormous fan base.
It’s possible the media will find a way to blame PewDiePie for his past mistakes, including for jokes. “All Jews must die” and said the N-word during the broadcast, which he later apologized.
It is interesting to see how this copyright infringement failure will happen.PewDiePie is included in everyone’s interest to prevent further infringement in the future.
For months now, T-Series and PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, has been fighting over who will be the King of YouTube.In October, PewDiePie released the soundtrack for the T-Series, which has had more than 47 million views since. Friday afternoon, both channels had over 72.5 million YouTube subscribers.
Because the T-Series violated PewDiePie members, fans of the Swedish star took part in stunts to garner support, including buying billboards and hanging flyers. These antics are often the added benefit of gaining attention not only for PewDiePie, but also to those who implement it: PewDiePie has featured some of the fan’s work in a hugely popular video.
This leads us to a “breakout” today and not a breakout. But somehow, as it doesn’t involve any hacking, PewDiePie fans and self-described “big” college students have said at PewDiePie that they took advantage of tens of thousands of internet-connected printers earlier this week to post. The message tells some people, “PewDiePie is in trouble and needs your help to defeat the T-series.
Anonymous Twitter account HackerGiraffe Appeared on Thursday to receive credit for publicity. Pro-PewDiePie (Although it is likely someone else was responsible), in a direct message, the hacker said he obtained a list of vulnerable printers from Shodan, an internet-connected device search engine. They then write an automated script that causes each affected printer to relay messages one by one.