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'Genius Toilet' Can Be Hacked, Can Attack You On The Loo (VIDEO)

05/08/2013 09:58 BST

What's the worst thing that can happen to you on the toilet? Slip and fall? Miss the bowl? Underestimate the spiciness of the curry you had last night?

How about an impromptu high-pressure session of colonic irrigation?

Unfortunately this is no longer the preserve of a very niche sub-genre of horror movie but an actual and terrifying reality.

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This could be you...

Last year a Japanese company unveiled the Genius Toilet. a domestic point of relief like no other that can be controlled by your smartphone.

Users can flush, clean, raise, lower or heat the toilet seat, or even play your favourite toilet tunes through the built-in speakers, all via a bluetooth app called My Satis.

Only now a rather worrying vulnerability has been exposed by a security company called Trustwave Holdings.

Simply put, anyone with the My Satis app can control any Genius Toilet by entering the default pin of '0000'.

Trustwave state: "Attackers could cause the unit to unexpectedly open/close the lid, activate bidet or air-dry functions, causing discomfort or distress to user."

You're not safe. Anywhere.