This Week's [in]Security - Issue 170

Posted on 05 Jul 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Fallout from US Unrest. Facebook Ad boycott. Covid-19: Spread & Curve. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. Mostly Magento. COVID Breach Bubble. Darkweb trove on 14M exposed. 132M records from 14 sites. More Blueleaks? Evolution of ransomware. Mac ransomware. A privacy friendly search? SSN lock fail. Naughty FB apps. Crypto-wars. Geofencing Warrants. SIM swap lawsuit. Ad blocker benefits. HTTP/3. Securing IoT. Palo Alto severity 10 bug. F5 Compromise. Massive password study. Kill 2G. Netgear routers. Too many tools. EncroChat. Nortel hack? Bossware. Unemployment. Security through inefficiency! Facial False Positives. AI bias. Fake Social Media Accounts. H1N1 (G4). Wiki-washing. 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.