Just how safe is the Internet of Things?

A disgruntled job applicant hacks into Maroochydore’s sewerage system, releasing a lethal stink across the town. Political pranksters hack into a Sydney road traffic sign and tweak it to display a less than pleasant missive to the government.It might sound like fun and games, but as more and more connected objects come onto the market, the rapidly growing ‘Internet of Things’ is bringing significant new security challenges to both consumers and businesses — and the old anti-virus patch-up job just won’t cut it anymore.
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/4/17/technology/just-how-safe-internet-things

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