Bluetooth sex toys are trivial to compromise just by walking around neighborhoods

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the go-to protocol for low-powered networking in personal devices, so "smart" sex-toy manufacturers have adopted it -- despite the protocol's many vulnerabilities. That means that hackers can now wander city streets, detecting and compromising sex toys from the sidewalk, in a practice that Pentest Partners' Alex Lomas has dubbed "Screwdriving" (analogous to "Wardriving"). Read the rest