Mobile-controlled toilet could be hacked into
Mobile-controlled toilet could be hacked into

A ?3,800 Japanese toilet controlled by a mobile phone could be hacked into by pranksters, security experts have warned.

Customers can play music, release fragrances or flush the luxury Satis loo by downloading the Android app My Satis, which then connects the two devices via Bluetooth, but a report by SpiderLabs – a team of ethical hackers – claims people might hack into the app and start opening and closing a person’s toilet lid.

The report explains: “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 [also] cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user.”

However, anyone who attempts to play such a trick would have to be fairly close to the toilet due to the limited range of Bluetooth.

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