This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 111

Posted on 13 May 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: a quiet week for PCI, rethinking cashless stores, large PII leak in India, Samsung projects exposed, more on what Alexa records, new laws for credit reporting agencies, the end (of passwords) is near, encrypted TVs, cookie overhaul, never claim something is unhackable, SAP vulnerabilities, Russian S-boxes, 3 AV companies breached, Evil Clippy, Exchange backdoor, bombs trump hackers, another crypto-heist, hunting supply side hackers, WIndows with GPL'd Linux kernel, future relics, UBI, Helium, fixing the climate 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.

Privacy

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.