Smart internet connected sex toys are at risk from hackers, a security firm has warned.
Experts say the toys can be easily hacked, allowing people to intercept communications and take control of them.
They also warned that one of the toys even captured video, which could easily be accessed.
Joe Bursell of Pen Test partners said the firm decided to investigate the market, which has dozens of products already available and in development.
‘Apparently ‘cyberdildonics’ are set to be the next big thing in sex toys, allowing you to share ‘sensations’ across the internet, and there is no shortage of products from various manufacturers, and even a social media site where you can get some random who you’ll probably never meet to ‘drive’ your sex toy for you,’ he explained.
‘If an attacker could intercept the devices communications they could portray their victim as a monumentally inept in the stimulation department, which would be hilarious and tragic in equal measure.’
The firm looked at toys from Lovesense, which can even use a videconferencing service.
‘There was no apparent encryption during the registration process, meaning anyone snooping on the line could get hold of login information,’ the firm told Forbes.
‘It will clearly be trivial to compromise a user’s account and access some quite juicy content, particularly so if the victim is a ‘friend’ in a shared household using the same wireless access point.’
Lovesense was first launched on IndieGogo.
‘Our third generation of female sex toys were first introduced in 2013, under the Lovense brand.
‘Using the well-known rabbit design and utilizing mobile technology, we were able to create one of the first long distance vibrators that used smartphones to control it,’ it said.