This Week's [in]Security - Issue 222

Posted on 04 Jul 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. DSSv4 RFC, PINv3 FAQ. New breaches: AIG, Raychat, LimeVPN. New Ransomware: Kaseya! Follow-ups & Fall-out: Linkedin Scraping, Microsoft, Capital One. Privacy: Inuit, Used IoT, Facial Recognition, Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10, New Ontario Privacy Law, Cyberlaw. US: Census Privacy, Secret Orders, Crypto proposal, Legal search. The world, Standards: NIST. Defense: Vulnerabilities: ZeroDay: WD My Book, PrintNightmare. Netgear, Adobe, ICS, Edge, Powershell, KVM breakout, Cloud Hijack. Cybercrime - Trends: Nation States. Crime. Other Risks: cyber-insurance, Stunt driving, Residential Schools, Win11. Health, Safety & Environment: Cholera, Malaria, sleep apnoea, back pain, heatwave, accessible EVs? Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants, Response, Immunity, Learned, Impact, 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.