This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 116

Posted on 17 Jun 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: Thinking ahead to PCI DSS 4.0, HSM vulnerabilities, breaches at 4 universities,TechData, Symantec and Evernote breaches, what Equifax broke, Canada investigates US boarder services breach, AMCA lawsuits, Ring Doorbell surveillance network, permission for facial recognition, false compliance claims punished, incomprehensible privacy policies, NIST updates, hacking back law revisited, Return of Data, radiation hardening, finessing windows updates, RAMBleed steals 2048 bit private key, multiple IoT problems, Gmail calendar exploitation, more flawed 2FA keys, Intel NUC firmware vulnerability, a tale of two newly exploited cities, Citizenlab's stalker-ware report, the future of HaveIBeenPwned, Cyber-security and Real Estate, Zuckerberg deep fake, risks to the planet, 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.