This Week's [in]Security - Issue 198

17 Jan 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. SolarWinds. Riot fallout. Dumps. Bans. Magecart. Carding. New breaches: The UN. Socialarks. Ubiquiti. Capcom. Healthcare. SmartPhones. WhatsApp & Facebook. Signal. Facial Recognition & Analysis. More Brexit. NIST. Tools. Dynamic PII? Disinformation. MFA Cloning. CSV Injection. Wild. MacOS. DoH Resolvers. Patch Tuesday. Adobe. WordPress. Trends. MFA Bypass. ScAAS? 0-Day. Nation States. Arrests, etc. CitizenLab. Rogue AI. Election Security. Congo TLD. Exodus? Bitcoin Passwords. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes, Waves, & reinfections. New Variants. Impact. Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination. Disinformation. The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Behaviour). And more.

Trending news

More on SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack and the fallout from the Capitol Hill riot:

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.