This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 123

12 Aug 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI - the first listed SPoC solution, DSS v4 development. PCI, Visa, and Retail & Hospitality ISAC coordinate Magecart security alerts. Bypassing Visa contact-less limits. Capital One - 106M record cloud breach, arrest, analysis, investigations, and lawsuits. Breaches - CafePress, Mexican bookstore, POS supply chain, Amazon cloud backups, Honda, FormGet, ambulance and police services. Equifax short cash for payouts. GDPR used to breach GDPR. GDPR revenue impact. PSD2 and e-commerce. EU companies on hook for FB likes. The "going Dark" debate rages. Encryption in space is hard. Abusing the Blockchain. Vulnerabilities - small planes, DSLRs, more Spectre, SCADA, WPA3, Qualcomm-Android, 40+ Windows drivers, 200M IoT devices. No open instant message malware. Mobile carrier insecurity. Selling and buying insecure kit. War-Shipping. Pseudoscience social media risks. The TSA finds a missile launcher in checked luggage. 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.