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How to protect my Chromecast?

Asked on 03-01-2019 by Diya Das

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In order to protect your Chromecast dongle and other smart devices from attacks like these, disable UPnP settings of your router.

Are other smart devices also exposed from this bug?

Asked on 03-01-2019 by Pari Sarin

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, this router bug can affect all connected smart devices. However, the level of impact may vary in each case.

What is the price of the latest Chromecast dongle?

Asked on 03-01-2019 by Arnav Patel

Answered by NewsBytes

In India, the latest Chromecast 3 dongle ships via Flipkart at Rs. 3,499, while Chromecast 2 ships at Rs. 2,799.

How such hack can control Alexa?

Asked on 03-01-2019 by Ankita Singhal

Answered by NewsBytes

An attacker could play a custom-made and loud-enough message to command Alexa into controlling your smart home devices or placing orders.

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