This Week's [in]Security - Issue 193

Posted on 13 Dec 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Magecart. Payment Terminal Vulnerabilities. New Breaches. Chinese Communists. Ottawa. New Ransomware: planes, trains, automobiles, cameras, sewage, IoT, schools, and Kmart. $1,5M/day. COVID Apps. Crypto-wars. CSIS. 5G. DCMA. FTC v. FaceBook. Legal Sector Data Security. NIST. Brave. ODoh. BGP. Nearly free courses. Primes. Data Governance. De-noising. LLMNR/NBT-NS Poisoning. Bugs. Amnesia-33. OpenSSL. Teams. Jabber. PDF Injection. Wordpress. Struts. D-Link. Radiology. ICS. Patch Tuesday. Trends. Fireeye Hack. Treasury, US Commerce. SolarWinds supply chain. Nation States. Re-victimized. Phishing. Gootkit. Arrests, etc. Disagreement. Disinformation. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Vaccine Progress. Vaccine Purgatory. Vaccine Passports? 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.