This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 112

Posted on 21 May 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week:  P2PEv3 comment period, new FAQ on alternate password controls, Magecart skewers 3 more big fish, Panama and Australia largely breached, Equifax breach cost update, Facebook again, GLBA to mandate pen-testing, more Intel flaws, XP patched again, scary WhatsApp exploit used in the wild, SHA-1 attacks improved, the value of an IPv4 address, Bluetooth risks, landing navigation can be hacked, 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.