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.
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.
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.
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.
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.