Researcher Finds Bluetooth-Enabled Butt Plug Can Be Controlled From Anywhere
A researcher found out that a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug can be controlled from anywhere when hacked, according to a Tuesday report.
The plug, manufactured by Lovenese and designed for long-distance relationships, has a small flaw discovered by Italian researcher Giovanni Mellini, Newsweek reported.
Lovense boasted that this device is the “world’s first teledildonic butt plug” and that it can be “controlled from anywhere,” leading Mellini decided to test the sex toy’s capabilities.
He found that the manufacturer uses the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol to allow the use of remote control with the product, but this feature can easily be hacked by an outside source.
“This caught my attention after researchers told us that a lot of sex toys use this protocol to allow remote control that is insecure by design,” Mellini wrote on his blog. Security researcher Simone Margaritelli wrote the scanner for Mellini to use when hacking the product.
In a similar situation, the We-Vibe smart dildos were caught spying on customers’ vaginas by transporting email addresses, temperature changes, and settings to a remote server, Forbes reported.
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