This Week's [in]Security - Issue 185

Posted on 18 Oct 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. New breaches: Broadvoice. s3M cards. Books. IoTcams. Proctoring. New Ransomware. Twitter. Backdoors. Cybersecurity Labelling. Validating Leaked Emails. NPM. BleedingTooth. Sonic Wall. Multiple Microsoft. SAP. Flash. Magento. Foxit. Kids Smartwatches. Fearware. Nation States. InfoSec Economics. Polarization. Election Security and Disinformation. AI. Doom? Things that go boom. Health, Safety & Environment. superconductivity. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Disinformation. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. 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.