This Week's [in]Security - Issue 171

Posted on 12 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. Herd Immunity? Airborne? More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. CPoC Listing. Even more Magecart. Card Testing. Not an EMV Clone. BlueLeaks Updates. Billions of passwords. Contact tracing app problems. Facial Recognition. TikTok privacy. Anti-Tracking. Body Cam Blues. Tech, China, and Hong Kong. Right to repair. CFAA. Stalkerware. Secure Outsourcing paper. Accelerating vulnerabilities? Citrix. F5 Backdoor implants. IoT Backdoors. Security Cameras. eHealth. 100K WordPress sites. Zoom Zero-Day. Self-inflicted Crypto Injuries. OAuth attacks. Security Awareness ROI. Sharks. 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.