The security news last week consisted of several major stories including malware attacks, warnings about the dangers of AI robot weapons and a hack on Chrysler that resulted in a security update being rolled out to 1.4 million vehicles in the US.
Below is a round-up of all the key security stories from the past week from V3.
Silent Circle embraces Google Android for Work scheme to boost enterprise appeal
Silent Circle, the Switzerland-based developer championing mobile encryption and privacy with its Blackphone handset, announced a new enterprise focus by teaming up with Google's Android for Work programme.
Windows 10 WiFi Sense feature faces security backlash
A Windows 10 WiFi feature that shares network passwords and access with email and social media contacts faced a backlash after security experts raised a number of concerns with the service.
Reported United Airlines hack could be work of OPM Chinese hackers
The hacking group that stole 21.5 million records from the US Office of Personnel Management has breached the security of United Airlines, according to a report on Bloomberg.
Another major Android threat found that bricks devices
Android users were warned of another serious security threat that could render devices all but unusable. The flaw, uncovered by security firm Trend Micro, was the second major threat to come to light last week following Stagefright.
Russian hackers using Twitter to inject Hammertoss malware
A suspected Russian state-sponsored cyber group is using a sophisticated strain of malware that mimics normal internet use to evade detection, according to security firm FireEye.
Darkode malware marketplace resurfaces after shutdown
Darkode, the prolific malware marketplace and hacker forum, resurfaced just a few weeks after it was shut down in a global law enforcement operation.
The original version of the site, in operation since 2007, had served as a marketplace for botnets, malware and zero-day vulnerabilities.
Android owners urged to switch off MMS after Stagefright scare
Android users were advised to switch off the MMS features on their phone following the discovery of the Stagefright exploit that left up to 95 percent of Android devices open to attack by hackers.
Security industry failing to keep pace with hacker innovation, Cisco warns
The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report outlined a number of major problems facing the security industry, including the Angler exploit kit, Flash vulnerabilities, ransomware and the time it takes to detect threats.
AI weapons are a threat to humanity, warn Hawking, Musk and Wozniak
The rush to develop autonomous weapons will cause a global arms race, according to an open letter signed by over 1,000 artificial intelligence researchers, academics and computer scientists.
Google removes Google+ requirement for key services, including YouTube
Google announced that it will stop forcing people to use Google+ profiles on its other services, notably YouTube, as the firm continued to back down on efforts to promote the social service.
Pakistan cracks down on BlackBerry privacy services
Officials in Pakistan ordered that all communications flowing through BlackBerry's secure BlackBerry Enterprise Server must be shut down by 1 December. Pakistan's Ministry of Interior issued a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority citing "security concerns" as the reason for the decision.
Fiat Chrysler issues software update for 1.4 million cars amid remote hacking concerns
Fiat Chrysler warned of problems with 1.4 million vehicles in the US after concerns that onboard systems were wide open to attack by hackers. The company will issue a USB device that affected customers can plug directly into the car to update to the latest software.
Meteor showers as a service will be visible for about 100 kilometres in all directions
Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
New findings contradict conventional belief that Saturn's rings were formed along with the planet about 4.5 billion years ago
Such an earthquake would lead to a complete stress release in this segment of the fault system
Four types of test were performed to assess the performance of parachutes that could be used in missions to Mars