This Week's [in]Security - Issue 184

Posted on 11 Oct 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. DSS Evolution. Compliance drops. ATMs. Magecart. TR-31. New breaches: New Ransomware. Contact tracing. Backdoors. NIST. DST Forever. Risk based auth. Win7. SMS2FA. Anti-Virus. new ACAS. And Dumber. Trickbot Disruption. Media Bias. Disinformation. AI fallibility. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Disinformation. 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.