PewDiePie Earns Favor From Hackers to Promote His Agenda Via Chromecast

Published by Jesse Afolabi on

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The ongoing saga in the Youtube universe between Pewdiepie and T-series, is centered around who maintains the highest subscription count. This unsurprisingly has spurred along several movements from opposing sides vying for the perceived superior channel to “win” the loser’s race as the most subscribed channel. A current status held by no other but Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, arguably the YouTube overlord himself.

This drama has unsurprisingly spilled to our rather tiny radar and we are but conditioned to make a story out of it. As it happens, over the course of the day, there has been a rampant spread of news involving two inglorious hackers pulling a nifty trick on vulnerable Chromecast devices wherein they were made to broadcast a message on an already tethered TV. This message read of the vulnerability of the network their devices was attached to with a follow up message that encouraged viewers to subscribe to PewDiePie.

These hackers HackerGiraffe and j3ws3r took advantage of the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature preloaded on the WiFi hotspots the Chromecasts were hooked to and subsequently broadcasted the said message. Thankfully, though, it’s no cause for alarm and the functionality can simply be turned off.

Additionally, HackerGiraffe remarked that their stunt was more about bringing the said vulnerabilities to the limelight than the promotion of PewDiePie, “We want to help you, and also our favorite YouTubers (mostly PewDiePie),” as indicated on their website.

We very-well expect this drama to be ongoing for the foreseable future and we’ll be here to cover anything as they relate to our niche.

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Jesse Afolabi

Having been a technical writer for over 4 years, and co-founded Fossmint.com in 2016, I took my passion to the next level with the founding of Itschromeos.com which so happens to revolve around my love for open-source technologies and Chrome OS. It's my hope to venture into new avenues in the tech universe and take you with me on that ride.

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