Imagine driving along in your car with your kids, and suddenly hearing an explicit song start randomly playing on the radio, disparaging President Trump. Even if you agreed with the lyrics, you probably wouldn’t want your kids to hear this song’s language!
In any case, that is exactly what might have happened if you live in one of the areas serviced by 12 hacked radio stations. Throughout the past weeks, random LPFM radio stations have been hijacked and forced to play an impolite anti-Trump song. What do all these stations have in common? Turns out they all use a weakly secured IoT device. Watch today’s video to learn more about this slightly amusing, yet still serious IoT security story.
Episode Runtime: 3:40
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y2JA1UTR1c
- Radio Stations hacked to play anti-Trump song – Ars Technica
- Security alert from the vulnerable LPFM vendor – Barix
- The #@%$ Trump song that was played (EXPLICIT LYRICS) – YouTube
- Trump delays his cybersecurity Executive Order – Bloomberg