This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 119

08 Jul 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI is quite, ATM and payment app crime, record £183M GDPR fine for BA, massive smart home vendor records leak, de-anonymizing data, online fingerprinting , ISPs dislike DoH, secure power grid initiative, NIST VPN and TDEA/TDES updates, space tech risk, D-Link FTC settlement audits, Zipato’s smart hub IoT door lock failure, China puts secret app on tourist phones, Ubuntu hacked, Facebook account purge, push back and risk of Facebook's Libra Coin, Crypto-currency manipulation, courts and forensic firm hit by ransomware, ransomware firing, the strange case of Cisco gear with Huawei certificates, Blockchain hype, more evidence Blockchain is not eco-friendly, more Boeing pain, mushrooms and sleeping pill risks, 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.