In perhaps the most wince-inducing example of why your household items probably don’t need to be connected to the internet, we bring you the news that a hacker took control of internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a Bitcoin ransom before releasing their hostages.
A chastity cage is, put simply, a cage for penises that’s a popular accessory within the BDSM community. And as Motherboard reports, the good people at the Chinese manufacturer Qiui decided to make a model called the Cellmate that’s locked and unlocked through an app.
And then a hack once again underscored how the internet of things often suffers from horrible cybersecurity. “Your cock is mine now,” the hacker reportedly told one of the victims.
Did this sex toy really need to be an internet-of-things device?https://t.co/lvOsKSOkaR
— Futurism (@futurism) January 12, 2021