This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 106

Posted on 08 Apr 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI quiet, the future of card numbers, multiple breaches including AeroGrow card data, 500M resumes, university &, government pension PII, more Facebook data, Airbnb hidden cameras, Facebook demanding passwords to emails, political campaigns and PII, money laundering, France tripped up on own fake-news law, law that could jail tech executives, Zuckerberg's troubling ideas for regulating the Internet, recovering photos from wet iPhones, bad apps, fake cancer, GPS rollover, report on mass GPS spoofing, Mexico's ATM skimmers, cyber-crime Facebook groups, arrest at Mar-a-lago, boarder harassment, when the magic AI box breaks, lock-picking, and more.

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.