This Week's [in]Security - Issue 181

Posted on 20 Sep 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI FAQs. Magecart surge. COVID test data. New breaches: 320M dating records. influencers. Access keys. New Ransomware. Facebook. Facial Recognition. IoT. TikTok. NIST Updates, Drafts & Workshops. Phish Scale. OneFuzz. Elections. Severe Vulnerability. MobileIron. Bluetooth. Firefox. Malicious QR. Wifi pwnage. Iranian, Chinese, and Russian hacking. @Failure to learn. IP Theft. Security Questions with Attitude. Quantum. Number Stations. Deepfake arms race. Boarding Passes. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Glaciers. 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.