This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 100

Posted on 25 Feb 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI PIN program gets moving, POS breach, credential stuffing TurboTax breach, breach fallout, secret cameras everywhere, Facebook and the Healthcare apps, Facebook lawsuit emails, defecting politicians taking parties PII data with them, Twitter DMs live forever, Facebook's US fines could be billions, Facebook spying on competitors, MS killing SHA-1 for updates, catfishing, very old bugs in WinRar and WordPress, Spectre is here to stay, more Magecart and supply chain attacks, Splunk unexpectedly leaves Russia, and original Enigma machine, and synthetic DNA.

Now here's this week’s selection of news, opinions, and research. Quickly skim annotated links organized by topic: compliance and payment security, breaches, regulation, bugs, privacy, hacking/malware, other security & risk, and more. We hope you enjoy and find them useful.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, Payments, PCI, and Card Brands.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, and their fallout.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

Laws & Regulations / Standards

News about laws, regulations, and standards affecting security, privacy,  technology, and public interest.

Defense / Techniques / Solutions

Covering developments and opportunities that may help improve security.

Bugs / Design Flaws / Vulnerabilities / Research

Articles about newly discovered vulnerabilities and research.

Hacking / Malware / Cybercrime / Exploitation

News covering active trends and events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.