Techy toilet trauma

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A techy toilet which is controlled via an Android app has a hardware flaw meaning that it can be controlled by any phone with the application.

The My Satis toilet, manufactured by Japanese firm Lixil and retailing at nearly four grand, allows the user to play music from their smartphone through speakers in the toilet base, as well as tracking the users bowl movements as a health check.

Other features including flushing, lifting the toilet seat and sprays can be controlled via the smartphone app.

But owners have now been warned that a flaw in the app's hardware could mean that the toilet could be open to attack.

Trustwave's Spiderlabs security experts have revealed that the pin code to connect the toilet to the app via Bluetooth for every model is set to 0000, and can not be reset. Any phone with the My Satis app could connect to the toilet.

The toilet uses bluetooth to receive instructions via the app, but the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset and can be activated by any phone with the My Satis app, a report by reveals.

Just think of the mischief you could play with your mates loo?

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