Patched Chromecast with Google TV exploit bypassed Android Verified Boot

Following this month’s updates to both the HD and 4K models of Chromecast with Google TV, DirectDefense’s OT/Hardware Security Hardware Consultant Nolen Johnson and two other LineageOS developers have shared the details of a (now-patched) exploit that enabled rooting the dongle by entirely bypassing Android Verified Boot.

Read Kyle Bradsaw’s take on the exploit on 9to5 Google.

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