This Week's [in]Security - Issue 192

Posted on 06 Dec 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI Updates PTS, P2PE, PFI. PCI eLearning. Magecart. Another mega-breach, plus: data protection, healthcare, voters, cryptocurrency, and banking. New Ransomware: planes, trains, automobiles, cameras, sewage, IoT, schools, and Kmart. Crypto-wars. Open Source. IPhone 0-0click. Google Play. DocuShare. Oracle. SD-WAN. Deja-Flash. UEFI. SS7 Espionage. Trends. Docker. NPM. CEO Spearphishing. Zoom. Nation States. Arrests. AI & AI fallibility. Quantum. Cyber-BioSecuirty. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Vaccine Progress. 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.