This Week's [in]Security - Issue 182

Posted on 27 Sep 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Draft DSS v4 RFC. Breach Reporting. New breaches: XP Source. Bing. Shopify. Spots. games. Airbnb. New Ransomware. Autonomous Indoor Drone? Facial Recognition. Taxing Tech. NIST Updates, Drafts & Workshops. YAYA and Chronicle Detect Threat Hunters. IoT. CBC Encryption. Russians hacking Russians. Arrests, Charges & Sentencings. Election Security. Phishing awareness fail. Homework fraud. Pastebin. Hurricane names. Medical AI. brain-computer interfaces. Near misses. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. And more.

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, alerts, 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.