This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 126

September 3 2019

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI: more case studies and key blocks pt-3. More Magecart and click-jacking. Breaches: Imperva, Foxit, and MasterCard Germany. Privacy: bananas and credit cards, warrant-less GPS trackers, Ring doorbells and the police. More on the crypto-war debates. Denied entry to US based on other people’s social media. Facebook wins a ruling. Crime & jurisdiction in outer space. NIST updates: TLS and Supply chains. TDE key rotation. MFA 99% effective. Deep dive into iOS exploit chains. Lost Facebook private key signing apps in the wild. Ad malware infects Cam Scanner. Open wide and say ransomware. Back to school with ransomware. iPhone and Android watering hole attack going on for years. Twitter CEO’s account compromised. Malfunctioning voting machine flips votes. Controversial encryption. 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.


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