This Week's [in]Security - Issue 167

Posted on 14 Jun 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Fallout from US Unrest. Covid-19: Spread & Curve. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Magecart. Payment fraud and reserves. Key mismanagement. COVID related breaches. Contact tracing app problems. Facial recognition. Blaming users. Forensics survey. Fighting deepfakes. Lamphone eavesdropping attack. Lifespan of a Vulnerability. Bad GnuTLS bug. Intel side-channels. Magneto. IoT. Facebook Tails Exploit. Massive hacker for hire operation. Ransomware's hidden costs. Ransomware is fast. Root Certificate expiry will brick smart appliances. Zoom censorship. AI arms race simulations. 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 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.