This Week's [in]Security - Issue 187

Posted on 01 Nov 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. New breaches. Mega-breaches. New Ransomware. Facial Recognition. Surveillance Capitalism. NIST. Cybersecurity Awareness. No More FLASH. Supply Chain Security. Password Security. Ender's Game. MITRE Shield. e-voting. Windows 0-day. NSA Backdoors. Intel Firmware Signing Key. URLS. No MFA. DRM. Wordpress. IOT & ICS. BYOD. Nation States. Chekhov's Gun. Duct Cleaning. Legal actions. Unredacted. Election Security and Disinformation. AI fallibility. Health, Safety & Environment. Nurses. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Contact Tracing. 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, and Public Policy

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.