This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 114

Posted on 04 Jun 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI SPoC/MSR and Contactless COTS updates, more POS malware strikes, the new encryption wars, Windows update problems , Bitcoin's quantum vulnerability, wormable medical devices, dumb smart locks, multiple breaches and leaks Marriott and others, Canva, Theta360, medical info, Amazingco, a law society, Flipboard, Facebook looses lawsuits against investigations, covering up breaches, ProtonMail and Snapchat privacy, States have no privacy obligations, alternatives to passwords, fixing GPS, Baltimore, Ottawa, 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.