Gain root to your Chromecast dongle
Subject: General Tech | July 29, 2013 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: streaming, media, google. chrome, chromecast, hack
The Chromecast streaming dongle you heard about just a few days ago has now been opened up thanks to a quickly discovered exploit. As a bonus, the page on Hack a Day also shows off more of the internals of the device including 17 unused connection just begging for hacks to be created. The exploit allows you to dial in to a root shell which will exist on port 23 although as of now there is little you can do but examine the modified Google TV OS but this should change as creative people have a chance to play with the new device.
"Well that didn’t take long. The team over at GTVHacker have worked their magic on Chromecast. The HDMI dongle announced by Google last week was so popular they had to cancel their 3-free-months of Netflix perk. We think the thing is worth $35 without it, especially if we end up seeing some awesome hacks from the community."
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