Sonos and Bose speakers can be remotely taken over by hackers


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/27/remote-rickrolled.html


#2

BRB, working on something…


#3

So creamed corn for everyone?


#4

There is a bump on a local Alt rock station that goes something like this:

“Hackers got into our new music - and made it better. Uh, thanks, hackers.”


#5

This is a pretty minor vulnerability on its face, but it’s easy to imagine how it might be leveraged for more intense attacks…

Thank goodness somebody has a watchful eye on those imaginary attacks.


#6

https://youtu.be/YyZ4gGCCqss?t=19


#7

Our toddler aged son got a pair of walkie talkies for Chirstmas. For some reason they don’t turn themselves off after any period of time. So here I am chillin on the couch at 11:30pm while everyone else is in bed, probably lurking on BB. All of a sudden, BEEP sssshhhh static and then silence. Scared the bejesus out of me.

Someone comes on my speakers at 2am and starts chanting…them things getting a good fixing with the old 8lb sledge.


#8

This is exciting news. In the gym I go to, the terrible music they play is broadcast via a dozen or so Sonos speakers and I have long wondered if it would be possible to hack in and change the channel.


#9

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