This Week's [in]Security - Issue 212

Posted on 25 Apr 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. P2PE Solution Aid. More on 8-digit BINs. Supply-Chain Backdoors: CodeCov, Passwordstate, Solarwinds. New breaches: Facebook, Apple(?), ClearVoice. New Ransomware: Follow-ups & Fall-out: Privacy. Normalizing breaches. Floc Adverse. Laws & Regs: Canada: Bills C-10 & 11, regulating apps. US. UK, EU, HK. NIST iOT & ICS. CISv8. Defense: More Nation-State Patching, Moxie vs Cellebrite, Death to IoT, Passwordless, Mario and DevSecOps!? Vulnerabilities: Pulse, Chrome, SonicWall ZeroDays, Supply-chains, CyberGames, Clubhouse, Air-Drop, Docker Images, QNAP, Tesla. Updatable Encryption. Breaking Enigma. Cybercrime: Trends: TLS, QR, Sextortion, Ads, 7-Zip, ToxicEye, Pink, Fake DirectX12. Nation States. Crypto-skimming. Crime. Other Risks: Unethical patching, Social Media, Chips, Deepfake geography, Bounties, Resets, No bars! Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response. Immunity. Covid Ugly. Covid Compliance. And more.

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud, and Payment Related Compliance.

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.