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Dildon'ts of Bluetooth: Pen test boffins sniff out Berlin's smart butt plugs

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Whale Oil Beef Hooked

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"Whale Oil Beef Hooked".......

Hmmmm........... actually..... is giving a thumbs up to this a bit too double entendre?????

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Joke

"Whale Oil Beef Hooked"

I don't think you can set your bluetooth pin to be that either.

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Anonymous Coward

OMG

I'm so going to do a floor-walk of all our offices broadcasting the Vibrate:5 command to see who twitches.

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Re: OMG

Is there any (sound) seepage from these plugs? (After all the "base" will not be inside if you want to easily get it out): Might be able to hear them, not just look for reaction.

.. for all you know, they could be in (unoticed) use already in your office and you won't be able to pair

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Re: OMG

Do report back as I was thinking the same thing being in a call center staffed with several hundred women.

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Re: OMG

Meh, just look out for those who no longer stir their coffee.

:)

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Trollface

This wouldn't happen with my diesel powered vibrator. No sir, no electrics needed. Just pure, good ol' fashioned MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BOY!!!

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Anonymous Coward

Direct injection, or common rail?

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Good ol' fashioned indirect injection, for added agricultural movement.

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Anonymous Coward

That's why my steam powered Gentlemen's Product from Mr Brunel doesn't have one of those new fangled Babbage engines in it

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Coat

So that's how the Analytical Engine was named.

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All together now,

"An engineer told me before he died,

He knew a girl ... "

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Good ol' fashioned indirect injection, for added agricultural movement.

Now your just shit stirring.

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Gimp

What are they gonna do?

Create a buttnet and fuck us all over?

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Re: What are they gonna do?

Create a buttnet

LOL, I saw what you did there :)

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UI (for Usual Interface)

"The challenge is the lack of a UI to enter a classic Bluetooth pairing PIN. Where do you put a UI on a butt plug, after all?"

What happened to "Press this button to start pairing mode", which times out after a couple of minutes?

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Re: UI (for Usual Interface)

Or, indeed, as these things need to be charged presumably by a cable (I don't fancy it sharing an inductive charging pad with anything else), what about pairing by cable? I mean, Apple do it with their newer keyboards and trackpads.

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Re: UI (for Usual Interface)

<quote>(I don't fancy it sharing an inductive charging pad with anything else)</quote>

Just leave it on the chair and sit on it, surely?

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Re: UI (for Usual Interface)

All these non-display devices seem to use 1234 or 0000 - what's wrong with creating a random PIN and stamping it on the product?

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Re: UI (for Usual Interface)

You don't need a UI for sex toys! So how do you control them? GESTURES OF COURSE.

Okay, run with that one, it's a fertile field for merriment!

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Re: UI (for Usual Interface)

UI on a butt plug? Well, it's got a simple point-and-stick interface.

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Anonymous Coward

WTF do a buttplug need bluetooth for?

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Anonymous Coward

Vibrate along to the tunes on your phone?

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RE: AC

Sharing files? Controlling your smartwatch while out and about? The possibilities are double-ended endless!

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<quote>WTF do a buttplug need bluetooth for?</quote>

The same reason people need grammar - it's not entirely necessary for general operation, but it improves the experience for all concerned.

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Trust me, they're bloody good fun. Staring across the local restaurant table at your beloved missus and then firing it off from your phone at least expected moments, certainly brings a smile to her face!

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WTF do a buttplug need bluetooth for?

Quite...for what use it is, you might as well shove it up your a**e

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Re: The same reason people need grammar

Ok, Ok.

Jeesh!

No need to get anal about it.

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Re: Sharing files?

Up

Someone's

Bum

Stick.

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Anonymous Coward

Staring across the local restaurant table at your beloved missus and then firing it off from your phone at least expected moments, certainly brings a smile to her face!

I'd be careful closer by. You don't want people to clench their jaws at the wrong moment.

:)

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Stop

Something's wrong!

What's happened to El Reg? Have their normal staff been kidnapped?

This article mentions "penetration testing" and "master/slave" relationships - and there's not a singlepun, snigger or innuendo!

This must mean that terrorists have broken into the Register offices and are holding them hostage. Leaving this as their only way to ask for help, due to everything they type being watched.

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Re: Something's wrong!

I think they were in there quite deliberately; disgraceful how people can sink into such low forms of innuendo and sniggering on a Friday afternoon....

"A hacker "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."

I think "the victim" can stup the vibrations affecting them by becoming disconnected from the device in a more direct physical way, should they so wish, although as they would have to be "connected" in the first place, why would they wish to? This gratuitous, puerile non story has gaping holes in it.

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Re: Something's wrong!

What's happened to El Reg? Have their normal staff been kidnapped?

This article mentions "penetration testing" and "master/slave" relationships - and there's not a singlepun, snigger or innuendo!

Sounds like some sort of cock-up...I expect the powers that be will come down hard on whoever is responsible

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Longing for the good old days

When a real woman kick started her vibrator...

Yes, my coat with a Harley Davidson sales brochure in the pocket

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Re: Longing for the good old days

"When a real woman kick started her vibrator..."

<*cough* -- might be a tad soonish>

Apparently the Hef no longer responds to kickstarts.....

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...a number of...

How many of these things are.. erm... installed?

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Re: ...a number of...

How many of these things are.. erm... installed?

Normally one per. YMMV.

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Re: ...a number of...

Sort of like two people on a Harley? One in the front, one in the back?

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Woah! Is it just me...

or do other people find it disconcerting to comment on a story about butt plugs, only to find their comments marked for example "2 thumbs up"

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I wonder how long it will take the vendor to plug this hole.

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"Having an adult toy unexpectedly...

start vibrating could cause a great deal of embarrassment in some situations."

How hard is it to not wear your buttplug at work?

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Re: "Having an adult toy unexpectedly...

Perhaps the question is how hard is it when you do wear your butt plug at work?

Coat, why yes. The long dirty raincoat please.

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"Where do you put a UI on a butt plug, after all?"

I thought they were mostly UI to begin with?

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Paris Hilton

Thumbs up to Pen Test for "screwdriving" ---> selected for the question mark - REALLY

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And if the devices were sound activated, you could go sonic screwdriving.

Someone call The Doctor!

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Just what the world needs

More arseholes on the net.

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Re: Innuendo

Must be an Italian product.

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In court

I can visualise the court case where the prosecuting barrister is demonstrating the hackers control device. "Members of the jury, allow me to demonstrate how the accused activated the device by pressing this button. My Lord are you all right? You look as though you're in some pain."

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