This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 108

Posted on 22 Apr 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI Card Production program updates, Wipro outsourcer supply chain breach,new Equifax regulatory reporting, more Facebook misbehavior, Sidewalk labs sued, Google location data warrants, muting home assistants, old school photo booths and the Internet, EU's SCA for e-commerce, NIST mobile app security and lightweight cryptography, banned payment processor, the mother of all bad password lists, Oracle patches, Kaspersky, Huawei, & Iranians (oh my), and much 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.