This Week's [in]Security - Issue 209

Posted on 04 Apr 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Big-Hacks: Exchange, SolarWinds, Ubiquiti. New breaches: Facebook, MobiKwik. New Ransomware: Molson Coors, Home Hardware. Follow-ups & Fall-out: 1000 Year Breach, Refunds? Privacy. Laws & Regs: web analytics, autodialers, backdooring Facebook. NIST Hospitality. Defense: Webinars. Girls and STEM. SSL and old TLS. CoinHive. Application Security. Vulnerabilities: QNAP ZeroDay, Firmware, WordPress, ICS, PHP/GitHub, Containers, Spectre. Cryptography: Homomorphic, Lightweight, and Post-Quantum. Cybercrime Trends: Bypassing Facial, Nation States. Crime: Utility Hack, Tatoos,. Lego? Other Risks: Facial Bias, Domains, Amber Alerts, Nuke Tweet, Shipping. Health, Safety & Environment: mRNA & saRNA. The problems with NFTs. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. 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.