This Week's [in]Security - Issue 169

Posted on 28 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. PCI SPOC v1.1. POS ransomware. Smile and say Magecart. e-Skimmers and IFRAMES. Breaches: BlueLeaks, Twitter, e-learning, Brazil,, Contact tracing app problems. Tim's Privacy Violation. New nosier Edge. Tech Fines. More crypto-wars. Taxing Links? One year certificates. Crims lock in with MFA. Insecurity included. PDF Safety. Banking backdoor. All your base printer are belong to us? Denial. AI is gullible, biased, misunderstood, and misapplied. Unintended Cyber-consequences. 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.