This Week's [in]Security - Issue 166

Posted on 07 Jun 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Fallout from US Unrest. Covid-19: Spread & Curve. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. Predicting outbreaks with social media. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Medical research scandal. PCI SSF for Terminal Software. New FAQ. COVID related breaches. Another 100M breached credentials surface. Approximately 10M new. Contact tracing app problems. Google Incognito Lawsuit. Twitter War NIST key generation and IoT updates. Defending against future pandemics. e tu Password. Cybercrime prevention Homomorphic encryption tools. Shades of 'The Italian Job'. Air-gapped malware. e-Voting. Huawei 5G and the 5 Eyes. Zoom Encryption Controversy. And more.

Trending news and 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

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.


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.