Not even the porcelain throne is safe from a potential hacking.
Security company Trustwave issued an advisory to owners of the Satis smart toilet, currently available in Japan, which pairs with a Google Android app through Bluetooth.
Thanks to a vulnerability within the app, Trustwave says any person could download the My Satis app and gain control of any Satis smart toilet.
So, what potty peril could a Satis toilet owner discover? Trustwave says users could repeatedly flush the toilet, driving up water costs, or remotely open and close the toilet lid as well as activate the bidet, "causing discomfort or distress to (the) user."
The company says Satis makers Lixil have yet to respond to the security issue.
According to a Satis brochure, the toilet features multiple cleansing options, heated seat and even plays music. NPR notes the Satis app allows users to control the commode and keep track of their bathroom activity.
This isn't the first case of a smart technology prone to shenanigans from curious Internet users. Last month, a Forbes writer detailed how she was able to gain easy access to home automation systems.
By Brett Molina