A B*ttplug hacker reveals why he hacked a b*ttplug
Voting machines weren’t the only thing getting penetrated at DEF CON this year.
- Over the past several years, another class of devices used for sexual pleasure has gained connectivity.
- One such device, the Lovense Hush, advertised as the “world’s first teledildonic b*ttplug.
- A hacker named “smea” managed to exploit not only the device and its associated computer dongle but software used with it for social interaction.
- The talk in Las Vegas’ Paris Hotel & Casino drew hundreds of largely hungover conference-goers who couldn’t help but chuckle at every mention of the word “b*ttplug.”
- The implications for the sex toy industry are quite serious, especially if exploiting a device enables an attacker to compromise the computer they’re linked to.
- Smea’s talk highlighted the question of whether it should be considered a sex crime to hack a buttplug and issue it commands absent the owner’s consent.