This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 110

Posted on 07 May 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI expires older HSMs, unknown 80M record PII db exposed, 200 more Magecart victims, lawsuits over breaches, privacy violations, and financial services. Warrant-less border searches, legal battles over compelled unlocking, NIST and FIPS 140, faster patching, block-chain identity, no longer made in China, Firefox certificate glitch disables add-ons globally, low tech scam nets high tech victims, dark web take down, the IRS gets their hacker, security mindsets, killer asteroids, 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.