This Week's [in]Security - Issue 179

Posted on 06 Sep 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Magecart. Warner Music. American Payroll. New breaches: US Voter db? Norway. Experian SA. Telmate. New Ransomware. Contact tracing. Facial Recognition. Geofence warrants. CEO Liability. NSA Ruling. Algorithmic Policing. Firmware. Cyber Space? Deepfakes. Cisco 0-day. WhatsApp. Magento. Encyrption vs. Hashing. RSA keys. IoT. Supply Chain Pwnage. Tricky Phishing. DDoS. Nortel Lessons. Frosh. Election Security & Disinformation. Typo-squatting. Link rot. AI grading. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. 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.