Is your Toilet Hacked?

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#1

Privacy has been big news lately after revelations of NSA activities hit hard. But apparently it’s not just your phone calls and Internet activity you need to be concerned about. There could be hackers gunning for your toilet, too.

Security company Trustwave issued a warning about potential bathroom breaches of luxury Satis smart toilets from Lixil. The toilets can be controlled using an Android app, but the Bluetooth PIN is hard-coded to “0000.” Just knowing that code number means the awesome power of the Satis could fall into evil hands. All a hacker would have to do is download the My Satis app, get in range, pair it to the toilet using the code, and flush away.

The Android app lets toilet aficionados trigger activities such as flushing and playing music. If a malicious hacker got in Bluetooth range and took control of your toilet, all sorts of havoc could ensue. You might have to listen to the combined sounds of Justin Bieber and constant flushing while you’re trying to do your business.

“Attackers could cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to user,” Trustwave cautions. Trustwave made several attempts to contact Lixil for a response, but the company has not yet commented on the issue.

The bigger mystery here may be why someone would want a remote control to flush a toilet, but it could be handy for absent-minded toilet users or germaphobes who want to minimize contact with the porcelain throne. With a starting price of around $2,400, you will pay for the privilege.

The security issue is real, though it’s hard not to snicker about it. Perhaps an app update will take care of this matter of national security. If you’ve already been impacted by this issue, then you can finally rest easy knowing your toilet isn’t haunted. It’s just been hacked.


#2

Golly… and I was happy when I got a sound effect of a flushing toilet to
accompany my emptying my computer’s trash bin.

Being able to flush a toiled from my keyboard would be “neat”… but not $2400 worth of "neat.


#3

Cars too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpPAjVh3dM&hd=1


#4

Hacked,Jacked,and backed up.I used to do some janitorial work and the auto flush helped them from getting backed up and did save on water.Now forcing seats to activate by them self is another story,someone might get hurt having the lid come down prematurely.


#5

[QUOTE=marloyd;2695660]Hacked,Jacked,and backed up.I used to do some janitorial work and the auto flush helped them from getting backed up and did save on water.Now forcing seats to activate by them self is another story,[B]someone might get hurt having the lid come down[/B] prematurely.[/QUOTE]
I got an app for that lol.:wink:


#6

I thought I saw a politician in my toilet the other day now I sure of it. I am sure they were trying to figure out how I am going to vote next time by looking at my Ass, since I am always calling the assholes.


#7

My toilet don’t need to be hacked the smell gives it away ,if they want to see my face as I do my job,good luck to them,eh


#8

[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2695644]Being able to flush a toiled from my keyboard would be “neat”… but not $2400 worth of "neat.[/QUOTE]

Yeah you might as well flush your money down the pan! :bigsmile:

The BBC also reported on this story here for anyone who’s interested.

[B]Wombler[/B]


#9

Be scared,be very scared



#10

Marloyd, don’t be such a potty mouth! :smiley:

At least this way, I could give these hackers some of what they give us!


#11

[I]Is your Toilet Hacked?[/I]

I’m not sure, but just in case it’s sometimes backed up. :stuck_out_tongue:


#12

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2696092][I]Is your Toilet Hacked?[/I]

I’m not sure, but just in case it’s sometimes backed up. :p[/QUOTE]

Just sit tight and hope something develops. :bigsmile:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#13

OMG!

The NSA is taking the piss now!

:doh:


#14

IDK why anyone would want to hack a toilet. You’re just going to get a bunch of sh*t all day long!

Besides, what if you end up getting flushed?


#15

[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2695644]

Being able to flush a toiled from my keyboard would be “neat”… but not $2400 worth of "neat.[/QUOTE]

This Lady needs that:bigsmile:

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#16

So … technical support and malware removal is now the $#!ttiest job an it graduate can end up in?

Imagine explaining that to your girlfriends parents … I did a Masters degree in I.T, and now I clean toilets for a living. The conditions are crap, but the pay is really good!