"Rickmote" Chromecast Hack Brings Unauthorised Astley to Wired TVs

By Gary Cutlack on at

A simple hack of Chromecast triggered by a Raspberry Pi has the potential to disrupt the TV viewing of Google fans, by deactivating the device's Wi-Fi and forcing Chromecast to reconnect to a Pi that's maliciously broadcasting the notorious video of the 1980s star.

Here's the hack in action:

The method is described in more detail at RaspberryPi.org, should you have the technical wherewithal and desire to disrupt a housemate or neighbour's innocent TV session.   [RaspberryPi.org]