Hackers Now Attacking Toilets

1 September 2013

It seems that almost every day, some bright spark finds a way to integrate new fangled technology into a common household product. So it’s probably not surprising that international bathroom company, Inax, recently released the Satis ‘smart’ toilet.

Well it turns out that this smart toilet is not quite as clever as they thought. An information security firm issued a security advisory last week, stating that the toilet could be commandeered by hackers using the inbuilt Bluetooth connection.

Some of the features of the Satis toilet include automatic lid opening and flushing functions that can be controlled via the “My Satis” Android application. The problem, according to the security firm, is that the Bluetooth PIN that pairs with the toilet is “0000” and it’s hard-coded into the app.

This means that a hacker can simply download the ‘My Satis’ application and repeatedly flush someone else’s toilet or raise their seat up and down.

Certainly something to think about next time your visiting the smallest, and maybe now, not so private room in the house.

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