The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14
The 5 most read articles this week: August 8 to 14

Google Nest hacked ‘in 15 seconds' as reality bites for Internet of Things

Security researchers quickly rooted Google's Nest at Black Hat, with one describing the internet-connected thermostat as a "computer you cannot patch". And with researchers now proclaiming the Internet of Things as the most-hyped in the industry, it's clear that the technology still has some way to go before it reaches mainstream adoption.

Government spyware exposed after massive data breach

Gamma International Ltd - an Anglo-German company that makes and sells FinFisher spyware to various European, American and Asia Pacific governments and law enforcement agencies - has been bit by a big data breach, revealing hundreds of confidential documents.

More than 40 governments hit by suspected Russian-state cyber attack

A likely Russian state cyber-attack has hit a Western European government ministry, a US medical organisation and more than 45 Eastern Bloc and Middle East governments, according to new information from Kaspersky and Symantec.

WordPress and Drupal flaw hits 23% of world's websites

Up to 230 million websites, including the US White House and the UK's main government data site, are at risk from a denial of service flaw in their WordPress and Drupal content management systems. The two suppliers have rushed out a fix.

Retailers install shopper-tracking mannequins

In a world-first, four British retailers have installed mannequins in their stores which have electronic beacons implanted in them that can track shoppers and gather their personal data.