This Week's [in]Security - Issue 194

Posted on 20 Dec 2020.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. SolarWinds. Verifone and Ingenico Critical Updates. Carding. Over 45M records in new breaches. A Clear Breach Notice. New Ransomware. Doxxing. Schools with Cell Phone Unlocking Tech. DMCA. Forensic Privilege. Breaking up the NSA. NSO Lawsuit. Google Anti-Trust. Twitter FIned. NIST. Browser network partitioning. Passwords begone. Vaccine Logistics. Shadow IT. Air-Fi Stealth Wi-FI Attack. 5G. What Gets Exploited. WordPress. PaceMakers. ICS. Ships. Honda. Trends. Banking. iPwnage. Nation States. Arrests, etc. Disagreement. Persuasion. Zodiac. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. Vaccine Updates. And more.

Trending news

The SolarWinds Nation State Supply Chain Hack variously called Solar-Gate, Solorigate, (and yes even Breaking-Wind) dominates the headlines and has organizations scrambling to see just how bad it was. This is a major event and fast moving story with far reaching implications.

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.