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Wired.com has an important article about a new device for turning off televisions. Called TV-B-Gone, the device sends out 209 different “OFF“ commands for various televisions, with the most popular off commands first.I need this device.The device is designed for…

Wired.com has an important article about a new device for turning off televisions. Called TV-B-Gone, the device sends out 209 different “OFF“ commands for various televisions, with the most popular off commands first.

I need this device.

The device is designed for turning off televisions in public spaces–places where TVs have been left blaring giving passers-by no recourse.

The device also nicely demonstrates the dangers of deploying a communiations protocol (infared remote control) with no security. Anybody can send unauthenticated commands.

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