This Week's [in]Security - Issue 175

Posted on 09 Aug 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes & Waves. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. P2PEv3. Magecart. Fallback fraud. New breaches: Intel Documents, Leaky VPNs, 7 others. New Ransomware. NSA advice on location tracking saftey. NIST Webinars. US Splinernet? AWS Tools. Open Sourcing. DNS Intel. Voting machines. Defcon & Blackhat 12+ presentations! FBI alert. Cisco alerts. Multi-Processor Side Channel Attacks. Android/Qualcomm. STUXNET Redux. IoT Smart (un)Locks. Light bulb pwnage. Lockpicking. Pivoting through medical devices! Identity theft and COVID. Weaponizing DoH. MFA low hanging fruit. Recalls. Beirut explosion. Flawed AI. 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.