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    Can a Chromecast be infected with malware and spread it?

    by Oblivion99 ·

    Dear all

    I have always considered open networks without password insecure.

    When a Chromecast device is not connected to a wifi network, it creates its own wireless network.

    The scenario:
    There is no other router, network, wifi etc.

    The Chromecast creates a wireless network.

    There is no password on the Chromecasts wireless network – anyone within range can see and access it.

    Hacker connects to Chromecats wireless network >
    Hacker infects the Chromecast with malware >
    Device X connects to Chromecast wireless network >
    The malware on the Chromecast infects device X

    Is this possible?
    Or is this purely theoretical / NSA-level stuff?

    Thank you

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      Reply To: Can a Chromecast be infected with malware and spread it?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Can a Chromecast be infected with malware and spread it?

      Anything is possible if the device has access to the internet, even with anti-spam ware/anti-virus applications in place.

      “Every time they make computers/devices foolproof, the hackers invent a bigger fool.”

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      Can a Chromecast be infected with malware and spread it?

      by johnjames65322 ·

      In reply to Can a Chromecast be infected with malware and spread it?

      While Chromecast’s guest network is open, infecting it to spread malware is unlikely. More common threats are on unsecured networks you connect to, not the Chromecast itself.

      Focus on keeping your Chromecast updated and using strong passwords on your WiFi network for better security.

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