This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 133

Posted on 21 Oct 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI more flexibility and staying ahead of threats. PCI and AWS. More Magecart. Carders take down carders. Mining social media. Canada Post resetting compromised passwords. ISO Privacy. China requiring facial scans for Internet access. Hiring Catch-22. Canada considering digital currency. MS Advanced Tamper Protection. Expanded bug bounties. Lots of patches. Biometric fails. More ransomware. IoT commodes - really. Bugs in cross platform code cause havoc. Playing with Trolls. Amazon says bye bye Larry. New Math. First all female spacewalk. 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.