This Week's [in]Security - Issue 203

21 Feb 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Texas Disaster. News/Link Taxing. More SolarWinds. SLC Update. PINs vs. Passwords. Skimmers. New breaches: CRA lockout. New Ransomware. Location. Tracker Pixels. NIST. Zero-Day. Routers. OpenSSL. Big Mac Attack. Trends. Buy-to-infect. Scams & Fraud. Nation States. Arrests, etc. AI. Misinformation. CRISPR. Quantum Fail. Serial Killers. Health, Safety & Environment. H5N8. 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

Texas Disaster, Australia vs. Social Media, More on the SolarWinds Supply Chain Attack:

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, Platforms, Standards, and Public Policy

News about laws, regulations, platform rules, 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.