This Week's [in]Security - Issue 213

Posted on 02 May 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI Secure Software Update, Community meeting. e_Skimmer. Supply-Chain Backdoors: New breaches: New Ransomware: Follow-ups & Fall-out: Privacy: less FLoC, US poll, Windows. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10. US: Breaches. UK, EU, HK: Apple, Google. Standards: IoT, 4 NIST, PQ-crypto. Defense: Webinars, Webinars. Cyber-kids, Ransomware taskforce, Defender uploads, HIBP & Emotet. Vulnerabilities: macOS, Unethical patching, BigF5, NTLM, Cellebrite, Cisco, Medical & Industrial IoT, AD, AI Hackers. Cybercrime - Trends: Malvertising notifications, OpenBullet, Linux backdoor, Passwordstate, Sharepoint. Citizenlab & NSO Group. Nation States. Crime: Bitcoin laundering. Other Risks: Supply chain, Schneier, Smishing. eVoting, Health, Safety & Environment. bees, Quakes, Death from above, EV blues, cars. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response. Immunity. Learned. Impact. 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.