This Week's [in]Security - Issue 208

Posted on 28 Mar 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI Updates: PTS FAQ, PIN 3.1, QSA Program. Big-Hacks: Exchange, SolarWinds, F5, Accellion. New breaches: New Ransomware: Follow-ups & Fall-out: Amazon sued. Privacy: Facial Recognition. Laws & Regs: Facebook sued, Section 230, Breach Disclosures, Location Tracking Guidelines, NIST. Defense: Isolate IoT, Tools, Browsers. Vulnerabilities: Android, iOS ZeroDay, Apple iOS. ColdFusion, NetMask code, Android, Wordpress. Arresting the messenger? Cybercrime: Trends. Account Takeovers. Other Risks: Disinformation, IoT Weapons, PII a Risk, Autopilot, Grid, Shipping, More NFTs, Win95, Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Immunity, Vaccines, and Vaccination. The Good, Bad, and Ugly (Behaviour). 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, 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.