Japanese Luxury Smart Toilet Vulnerable To Hacking
The Satis "smart toilet" controlled by a smartphone is vulnerable to hacks, security experts have warned. With Bluetooth access open to passers by, random strangers can operate the toilet's lighting, flush & bidet controls, and attack your back door for amusement.
The exploit for this £4,000 Japanese toilet is through the Bluetooth PIN being set to "0000" by default. With this, anyone who downloads the dedicated app can connect to your toilet and cause havoc.
This rather serious-yet-hilarious Trustwave advisory notice warns of the risks of using this posh loo:
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.
Attackers could cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to users.
Be afraid, people of Japan.