"a master's thesis with the goal of reviewing multiple smart sex toys including several teledildonics devices. "
Good to see dwindling university funds so well spent.
Security researchers have found multiple vulnerabilities in smart sex toys that open up the potential for all sorts of mischief by hackers. The Bluetooth and internet-connected Vibratissimo Panty Buster, and its associated online services, made by German gizmo biz Amor Gummiwaren, are riddled with exploitable privacy flaws, …
Rubber Love Goods, not Rubber Armored Goods. Which would be Panzer Gummiwaren. Yes, that sounds very whips and chains and naughty dressups with Kommandant-Uniform.
I for one wouldn't call their security Armor-ed.
FFS, these guys have 2 jobs. One is to provide a device that pleasures its users. The second is to mind the users' privacy, at least somewhat - that's the very nature of that business.
The hard work is #1.
#2 should be - Do we really really need to include feature XXX? Or will it come back to bite us in the ass, but not in a good way? We Vibe already showed the fail, these morons should have known better by now.
"desired property of the sex toy"
Really? I can imagine some swingers parties where some anonymous play might be fun. As in "Guess who's pushing my button now." But sitting in the coffee shop at the next table over from some pimply-faced geeks?
Oh, and pics or it didn't happen.
I've spent a few years of my life sticking things up mens' willies (robotic prostate surgery projects).
At one point I was interviewed for a Danish newspaper - when I saw the proofs the only three words I recognised were my name, 'robot' and 'penis'.
Even got a spot on Tomorrow's World with that project
Non-consensual "tickling" could be carried out either against a nearby Bluetooth-based device or over the internet
My better half has informed me that she will now be staying a safe distance from our IoT-enabled kitchen, just until proper SQL security has been enabled.
In the interests of Science, I looked up: Vibratissimo Panty Buster, available from Amazon.
The one Customer Review:
too good to be true..
Unless you have android 4.4 or higher, you cannot use it. Also, the vibration was weak and the ability to connect via Bluetooth too which made it too irritating as you had to spend ages trying to make it connect. I wouldn't recommend it..
Just imagine the situation... "Connect you **** !!!!!!!!"
"Worse yet, an attacker might be able to remotely turn on the device without the consent of the its owner"
So this could be prosecuted as sexual assault? Plus of course the other charge of hacking...
Perversely, a remote attacker could end up with a harsher sentence than a physical assailant.
It's a crazy, crazy world....
That made me do a double take, too, until I followed the link in the article, and found:
"The mobile apps used to control those devices are not just an ordinary remote. The apps offer multiple features for communication and socializing like search for other users, maintaining a friends list, a video chat, a message board and also a feature to create and share image galleries, where images can be stored and shared with friends in the Vibratissimo social network."
Oddly enough (very oddly!) I was directed to this page from a large format photography forum: http://www.dazeddigital.com/art-photography/article/38831/1/artist-dani-lessnau-extimite-puts-camera-inside-vagina-takes-photos-of-lovers (safeish for work)
(but the point about a pinhole camera is that you have to hold it still for a long time...)
If this article was a thesis in creative writing, this deserves an "A". Little wonder why people in the UK live longer than in the US, because clearly laughter is the best medicine. "SQL injection"? Is that slang? LMAO...
I followed this story while looking at another article on tech support, and Bloody Norah, was I rewarded with not just the article, but the satirical comments, that made my day. All you folk crack me up to no end!
Don't mind me, I'm still wiping tears from my eyes while trying to maintain breathing. This article did my cardio for the day, the comments just finished me off.
"Lawyers also looked at the possibility of people being charged under statutory rape laws if they activated devices without the users consent, which basically it would be."
Only if the device is being worn at the time. I don't think you can rape a cardboard box stored under a bed. And if the device is being worn, I suspect the wearer wants it to be activated. Though it is true they are likely to be choosy about who activates it.
So, who's on the "Friends List". The Energizer Bunny, Duracell, EverReady, ACDelco?
Does this thing have wireless charging, or a warning label not to hook up to mains voltage while wet.
Any Idea of how they keep the grundgy stuff out of the USBC port?
Inquiring minds want to know,
Now I gotta go puke!
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