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Paddy
5th August 2013, 12:27
A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts.

The toilet uses bluetooth to receive instructions via the app, but the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset and can be activated by any phone with the My Satis app, a report by Trustwave's Spiderlabs information security experts reveals.

"An attacker could simply download the My Satis application and use it to cause the toilet to repeatedly flush, raising the water usage and therefore utility cost to its owner," it says in its report.

"Attackers could [also] cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."


BBC News - Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23575249)

BrilloPad
5th August 2013, 13:06
Which of our posters is a tulip coder in more ways than one?

NotAllThere
5th August 2013, 13:13
Fairly typical "oh tulip, we didn't think about security" approach used by many projects.

BrilloPad
5th August 2013, 13:18
Can't they just download an upgrade to the porcelain portal?

alluvial
5th August 2013, 13:41
Are there really hordes of nefarious technoscrotes with smartphones roaming the streets scanning the wi fi networks for superloos they can hack into? Are there hidden bulletin boards on the dark net that list such loos that are open to attack?

I'd be more worried about the kids outside the bog door sniggering to themselves whilst they activate the flush as I sit enjoying a good dump and the latest copy of Big Jugs Weekly.

Paddy
5th August 2013, 14:02
Are there really hordes of nefarious technoscrotes with smartphones roaming the streets scanning the wi fi networks for superloos they can hack into? Are there hidden bulletin boards on the dark net that list such loos that are open to attack?

I'd be more worried about the kids outside the bog door sniggering to themselves whilst they activate the flush as I sit enjoying a good dump and the latest copy of Big Jugs Weekly.

Playing with Bluetooth passes the time on the train. :happy

BrilloPad
5th August 2013, 14:24
Playing with Bluetooth passes the time on the train. :happy

You are not going to find many luxury toilets on a train.

xoggoth
5th August 2013, 16:50
Just one example of many soon. You can already control your Sky TV by smart phone. Manufacturers are working on smart appliances, washing machines, cookers etc that can be similarly controlled. Smart meters allow two way communications between your household electrics supply and the suppliers. There have been warning that mundane things like traffic lights could be controlled by terrorist cyber attacks.

Only a matter of time before somebody gets home and is murdered by his dishwasher.



Playing with Bluetooth passes the time on the train
Hmmm. Heard of that one, bit of toothing, meet up in the loo.

PS Or all world smart dishwashers etc link together and develop pooled intelligence. The real Terminator.

alluvial
5th August 2013, 21:42
PS Or all world smart dishwashers etc link together and develop pooled intelligence. The real Terminator.

Ah, but in Terminator, the machines had thermonuclear weapons at their disposal. I'm not going to worry too much about a sudden rinse aid attack.

doodab
5th August 2013, 21:45
I'm not going to worry too much about a sudden rinse aid attack.

But what about globally coordinated mass food poisoning? You would make your way to the hospital through vomit flooded streets only to find all of the doctors queueing for the bog. Then you'd be worried.

Forget beans. I am going to start stockpiling loo roll for the apocalypse.

MadDawg
6th August 2013, 05:56
Only a matter of time before somebody gets home and is murdered by his dishwasher.

PS Or all world smart dishwashers etc link together and develop pooled intelligence. The real Terminator.

Sounds like a plot for a story :D

vetran
6th August 2013, 08:07
Forget beans. I am going to start stockpiling loo roll for the apocalypse.

the last loo roll of the Apocalypse - has a certain ring to it.

Paddy
6th August 2013, 09:45
Don't forget to buy a spade so you can dig a latrine in the garden when the bog backs up. :sick

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