Is nothing sacred? It appears that even in the comfort of your own bathroom, you can be the subject of a hacking attack.
And not just for those people who bring their smartphones with them to the bathroom. There are reports that high-tech toilets in Japan can actually be hacked, and controlled by an outside user.
According to information security firm Trustwave, the Satis toilets made by Inax have a Bluetooth security vulnerability that would allow an unauthorized user to control the toilet.
Ars Technica reports that the Satis can be controlled remotely using the My Satis app for Android over a Bluetooth connection. The PIN to pair the app with the toilet is hard-coded into the app as “0000,” though, which makes it possible for anyone to pair the app on their phone with the toilet.
There are limitations, however, that would prevent hackers from controlling your toilet from wherever they are. The person would have to beRead More »from Beware the bidet: High-tech toilets vulnerable to hacking attacks