This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 141

Posted on 17 Dec 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: Major PCI announcements P2PEv3, CPoC reaction, SPoC update, DSS 4.0 questions, alignment. Updated web site. Holiday fraud warnings. Payment trends. Desjardins breach widens. More GDPR fines. Ransom/breach-ware is now a thing. Leaky buckets. Law enforcement and DNA-genealogy. Advertisers want to be exempt from privacy. CCPA, IoT laws, FUD and back-doors, more border risks, anti-trust. Credential protection, muting robocalls, cloud firewalls, awareness video, fraud analytics. Shadow IT. Power plants. More Intel hardware flaws. Hardware password manager FAIL. Creepy IoT-  don't ring, don't blink. Telcos and scammers. Bye, bye Windows 7. Lots of ransomware. Smart-meter scams.  AI's black-box problem. 737 Max fatality projections. Fluoride. Electric plane. New carbon capture. Breaking down plastic.  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.

Privacy

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.