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Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 4:35 pm    Post subject: My bog has been hacked  Reply with quote    

Whatever next
A.

JB



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What possible value is there in having a toilet controlled by an mobile phone?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

System dump?
A.

paul1963



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I need a microchip just to go for a number two I will know that technology has got out of hand

12Bore



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bet that's not a paperless office either!

Calli



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is this one of the Internet of Things?

Must not think of the Simpsons episode where the house is taken over by the computer

sean
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are loads of these moronic 'security threat' news stories around at the moment. There was one the other week about how if someone plugged a computer into the diagnostics port on your car they could over-ride the controls. As long as you had the car running. You'd probably notice them sitting there and the cable going over your shoulder unless you were exceptionally unobservant.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 13 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
There are loads of these moronic 'security threat' news stories around at the moment. There was one the other week about how if someone plugged a computer into the diagnostics port on your car they could over-ride the controls. As long as you had the car running. You'd probably notice them sitting there and the cable going over your shoulder unless you were exceptionally unobservant.


Stick the computer with a router under the bonnet and a really good wifi connection and they probably wouldn't need the cable over your shoulder!

Henry

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The mind boggles...

paul1963



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
There are loads of these moronic 'security threat' news stories around at the moment. There was one the other week about how if someone plugged a computer into the diagnostics port on your car they could over-ride the controls. As long as you had the car running. You'd probably notice them sitting there and the cable going over your shoulder unless you were exceptionally unobservant.


Unless, of course, you are sat in your luxury motorhome on your electronic bog, then you're in real trouble

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
There are loads of these moronic 'security threat' news stories around at the moment. There was one the other week about how if someone plugged a computer into the diagnostics port on your car they could over-ride the controls. As long as you had the car running. You'd probably notice them sitting there and the cable going over your shoulder unless you were exceptionally unobservant.


When I was learning to drive the car I was using was hacked by a person sitting next to me using nothing more than some simple foot controls. Didn't even need a computer.

Piggyphile



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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


Great for an April fools prank. Hard to understand how using your phone to open the lid or activate the bidet would be easier than doing it yourself. You need one hand to hold the phone and one to press buttons, how would you wipe your bum if both hands are in use?

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 13 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know I've posted this before, but it seems appropriate...

A drunk staggers across the bar into the gents.

A few minutes later there's a blood curdling scream.
Seconds later there's another...

The landlord runs into the gents, "What's up, why are you screaming?"

"I'm just sitting here, trying to flush the bog, every time I press the lever something grabs my nuts!!!"

"Pillock! Get off the mop bucket!"

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