“Your [email protected]$k is mine” – IoT sex toy users held at ransom

A painful reminder to ensure your APIs are tested and protected…

Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai on Vice:

In October of last year, security researchers found that the manufacturer of an Internet of Things chastity cage—a sex toy that users put around their penis to prevent erections that is used in the BDSM community and can be unlocked remotely—had left an API exposed, giving malicious hackers a chance to take control of the devices.

 

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