Skip to comments.Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).
Posted on 08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT by Pilsner
A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack, according to security experts... the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset... An attacker could ... cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to [the] user."
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Either I'm now officially "old" and behind the times technologically because I don't see any remote need or use for this, or some people have absolutely no idea how to spend their money productively.
Look at the bright side.
More of Baraq’s “high tech” jobs....
*sigh* First world problems...
Looks like a place where Bill Clinton might go to toss off...
unnggghhh ... ahhhh .... WHAT TH" ???? !!!
I wonder if any of the Patriots would dare, and have the know-how, to punk Tom Brady’s toilet:
I’m with you!
Sometimes when I read stuff like this, my head swims........
A few years back my sister and her 20 year old daughter (who has a mild form of autism) went to Japan.When they came back my niece,who like many with autism can become fascinated by the strangest things (think "Rain Man"),came home with photo after photo of the toilet that was in their room.It was really fancy...appearing to be almost nuclear powered.It had lights and buttons...strange,to say the least.
NOW we know what the Al Qaeda threat is all about. Totally explains the embassy closures.
Japan the Land of Amazing Toilets
Meanwhile, a low-maintenance alternative:
“An attacker could”
What kind of sadistic SOB would turn on the bidet when you weren’t expecting it? Communists.
That describes most of the known world, with the possible exception of Antarctica, where the ambient temperature might discourage even a deviant of Clinton’s magnitude.
“Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would’ve immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom.”
While I normally despise and wish bodily harm on hackers; this is hacking that I can appreciate. This is funnier than hell. Technology can be stretched beyond the bounds of good sense and this is proof of it.
Did you seriously believe liberals were going to stop with turning off your refrigerator remotely?
And as an added twist, they even managed to elevate two poor guys at the same time (separate stalls).
Sadly, indeed tragically, white youts in the 9-13 age bracket learned how to hack even this contrivance in rural Illinois in the early 20th century. My late father, born in 1900, recounted such an incident. I seems a a boy he
knew at the time, who wasn’t too popular with his contemporaries, was taking his ease in such an accommodation when a couple of other urchins crept up behind while he as passing no.2., slid a paddle through a chink in the facility’s back, and squashed the no. 2 against the victim’s backside. I know, posting this at lunch time wasn’t in the best of taste.
Those Russkie toilets don’t look too bad ,, at least the back wall is close enough to the hole that you can lean against it when you squat.
More common than that though is to have what to us would be the bottom half of a standard American toilet with a bucket provided to flush with..
Everybody be careful, I have one of these and had some issues. I was sitting on the toilet doing my business when I decided to activate the toilet app with my cell phone. I had toilet paper in one hand and my phone in the other. I went to put my password (My password is poopoo, how clever is that?) in my cell phone but wait a minute, this hand has the toilet paper. This could only mean one thing, the cell phone is in my ass. Yes, some ass has my cell phone. I put the phone in a zip lock bag and took it to the Apple store and told them, “I don’t know what happened, it just stopped working”. If you can believe it, I now have to operate the toilet manually until I get my phone back, How stupid is that, what am I a cave man or something?
I don’t get these high tech toilets. Heated seat I understand. Does it do a wash like a bidet?
And blow dry your arse with a rose scented breeze?
There’s a joke about a guy using the women’s room in a very high-tech, luxury resort and playing with the buttons on the control panel.
The joke ends with him in the hospital.