This Week's [in]Security - Issue 178

Posted on 30 Aug 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Magecart Alerts, Crime, and Defense. CNP Fraud. PIN Bypass. CC PAN shortage. New breaches: New Ransomware. Contact tracing. Canadian Privacy Law. Identification by Browser History. Surveillance Capitalism. Hidden PHI. GIFCT. SSH. myths. DiceKeys. 5G Security. Application Guard for Office. Credential Stuffing #1 Risk. MITRE Shield. Printers. Azure Sphere. NPM Package. Qbot. Bribery. Attachments. Hack-for-Hire. Blockchain. Megafires. Quantum. Election Security. Disinformation. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Reinfection. And more.

Note: The COVID section appears later in the article.

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.

COVID-19 updates.

COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.