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Is Chromecast's UPnP requirement "a security nightmare"?

I'd like to use Chromecast on our office network. Doing so requires enabling UPnP (Universal Plug and Play). A quick search turns up statements like this: The US Department of Homeland Security is ...
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Could a Chromecast be compromised from its default open network?

I left my apartment for few days, so I disconnected my wireless router but I forgot to disconnect my Chromecast as well. I remember that when a Chromecast can't find the network it was connected to ...
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Possibility of getting "hacked" on public Wi-Fi without transmitting sensitive data

Scenario: I'm currently at a hotel and want to connect my Chromecast to the hotel's public Wi-Fi; however, it cannot automatically connect to it because it requires pressing an "Accept" ...
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