Smart Dildo Hijacking Is A Real Threat, and They’re Calling it Screwdriving

Security researchers found that when it comes to smart bluetooth low energy (BLE) sex toys, there is basically zero security.

In short, the manufacturers of bluetooth sex toys aren’t thinking about security. Someone could connect to your device while you’re wearing it in public, which is terrifying. Reach this excerpt from the article

I should say at this point that this is purely passive reconnaissance based on the BLE advertisements the device sends out – attempting to connect to the device and actually control it without consent is not something I or you should do.

But now one could drive the Hush’s motor to full speed, and as long as the attacker remains connected over BLE and not the victim, there is no way they can stop the vibrations.

It’s important at this point to say that we’ve not set out to kink-shame anyone for their use of these devices: adult toys appeal to a huge spectrum of people and their ubiquity allows people to enjoy a sex-positive life, however we think that these same people should be able to use them without fear of compromise or injury. Talking about these issues will hopefully lead the industry to improve the security of its toys.

It doesn’t take any fancy hacking either, they can just open their phone and connect.