This Week's [in]Security - Issue 165

Posted on 31 May 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Covid-19: Spread & Curve Toronto COVID map & stats. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More Good, Bad, and Ugly. Update on PCI DSS v4. COVID related breaches. A whopping 8B record giga-breach. 100M+ in smaller ones. Breach reports down? 5.5M older breaches added to HIBP. Ransomware's growth. Forensics report not 'protected' in lawsuit. Contact tracing app problems. Location tracking lawsuit. Twitter War. NIST monitoring, microservices, and crypto-agility. Doomsday Planning. Identifying fake photos. EXIM mail actively being exploited. Password reuse, SHA-1 login deprecated, 26 USB vulnerabilities. Bulletproof TLS #65. Random number security. Free ACM Digital Library Access. COVID Crimes. Scam anti-5G tech. Port-scanning customers without consent! UK 5G re-think. Rhyming AIs. We have liftoff. And more.

COVID-19 Updates.

The COVID related articles here fit together. Other COVID articles will appear under our normal section headings like regulations, privacy, breaches, and other risks. We have been following coronavirus risks since https://controlgap.com/blog/this-weeks-insecurity-issue-147.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud.

Breaches / Ransomware / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), 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.