A glitch in a laptop or computer-managed male “chastity cage” could result in some unlucky guys’ privates to be locked up by hackers.

The stability flaw in the Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage — which is a sort of sex toy developed to be connected to a user’s manhood — can be taken about remotely, forcing victims to minimize their way out, according to a report by the BBC.

“The difficulty is that brands of these other toys from time to time rush their solutions to market,” reported Alex Lomas of the Uk-centered cybersecurity business Pen Exam Associates, which has a knack for exposing snags in sex toys and other gizmos.

“Most periods the difficulty is a disclosure of delicate particular knowledge,” Lomas reported. “But in this case, you can get bodily locked in.”

About forty,000 of the Chinese-created devices, which sell for about $a hundred ninety a pop, hit the market with the stability glitch ahead of Pen Exam flagged the difficulty and prompted the producer to occur up with a secure update and a downloadable resolve for more mature types, the network reported.

The system is composed of a cage that locks up about a man’s personal components and is wirelessly linked to a smartphone by means of a Bluetooth signal, which makes it possible for jealous or untrusting partners to “lock and clamp” from afar.

But hackers could access the code and cause the lock on the devices, which do not have a handbook override purpose, the BBC reported.

And reducing your way out of it “poses a chance of hurt,” the outlet reported.

The US tech publishing firm Techcrunch reported there was no proof that everyone had been harmed by the faulty gadget.

Having said that, it noted that a person reviewer who was locked in owing to an unrelated bug experienced “a negative scar that took practically a month of recovery,” BBC reported.