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Luxury toilet users warned of hardware flaw (Hack with any Android phone).
BBC News ^ | August 5, 2013 | Zoe Kleinman

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: hack; phone; toilet
If this becomes a big problem I plan for Pilsner Consulting Ltd. to begin offering advice to those with more money than sense on how to make their toilets immune from both hacking, and remote monitoring by the NSA.


1 posted on 08/05/2013 7:03:57 AM PDT by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner
Thirty years ago,in East Africa,I came upon a toilet that looked very much like this.Degrading,difficult,embarrassing...but functional.No smartphone required.
2 posted on 08/05/2013 7:09:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
The toilet uses bluetooth to receive instructions via the app

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.

3 posted on 08/05/2013 7:12:22 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Look at the bright side.
More of Baraq’s “high tech” jobs....


4 posted on 08/05/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Pilsner

*sigh* First world problems...


5 posted on 08/05/2013 7:14:41 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Looks like a place where Bill Clinton might go to toss off...


6 posted on 08/05/2013 7:15:55 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Carlos Danger for mayor....NYC deserves him)
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To: nascarnation
(runs in .. hurredly drops trou ... REALLY gott'a GO ... )

unnggghhh ... ahhhh .... WHAT TH" ???? !!!

7 posted on 08/05/2013 7:19:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Pilsner

Bwahaha.

I wonder if any of the Patriots would dare, and have the know-how, to punk Tom Brady’s toilet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_4H-GmhTH0


8 posted on 08/05/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Gay State Conservative
That's LUXURY compared to some Russian toilets I saw when over there....


9 posted on 08/05/2013 7:22:29 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I’m with you!

Sometimes when I read stuff like this, my head swims........


10 posted on 08/05/2013 7:23:08 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Lazamataz
That's LUXURY compared to some Russian toilets I saw when over there....

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.

11 posted on 08/05/2013 7:31:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: Pilsner

NOW we know what the Al Qaeda threat is all about. Totally explains the embassy closures.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 7:31:13 AM PDT by alancarp (Obama will grab your guns and ship them to Mexican drug mobs.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Japan the Land of Amazing Toilets


13 posted on 08/05/2013 7:37:57 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Pilsner
If I knew someone who had one, I would SO be doing this!

Meanwhile, a low-maintenance alternative:


14 posted on 08/05/2013 7:43:46 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Gay State Conservative
And guys, whatever you do, don't press the red button!
15 posted on 08/05/2013 8:09:42 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: Pilsner

“An attacker could”
What kind of sadistic SOB would turn on the bidet when you weren’t expecting it? Communists.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 8:22:34 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ErnBatavia

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.


17 posted on 08/05/2013 8:43:00 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: NonValueAdded
"Not the wed one! Don't EVER push the wed one!"


18 posted on 08/05/2013 9:08:36 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: NonValueAdded

“Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF-1, would’ve immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom.”


19 posted on 08/05/2013 9:11:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 9:12:37 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
...because I don't see any remote need or use for this...

Did you seriously believe liberals were going to stop with turning off your refrigerator remotely?

21 posted on 08/05/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: molson209
Did you see the Japan clips from one of the "practical jokes" shows that literally raised the public toilet some poor schmuck is sitting on through the roof to the display of the public?

And as an added twist, they even managed to elevate two poor guys at the same time (separate stalls).

22 posted on 08/05/2013 9:36:12 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Pilsner

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.


23 posted on 08/05/2013 9:52:50 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Lazamataz

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..


24 posted on 08/05/2013 2:30:30 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Pilsner

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?


25 posted on 08/05/2013 7:40:23 PM PDT by 12chachacha (Sucker??)
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To: Pilsner

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?


26 posted on 08/05/2013 8:02:39 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Rebelbase

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.


27 posted on 08/05/2013 10:09:23 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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