This Week's [in]Security - Issue 228

Posted on 15 Aug 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI SSF vs PA-DSS, Scoping Cloud, Cooperation, PCI Back to Basics Series, MageCart, Free Card Dump, No stripes. Big-Hacks: T-Mobile. New breaches: Accenture, Salesforce customers, Ford. New Ransomware. Follow-ups & Fall-out. Privacy: PGPP, Uber Surveillance, Politicians. Laws & Regs. Defense: Webinars, HTTPS first, Wiping Data, Passwordless Git, Fuzzing. Vulnerabilities: Windows, MS-ECC-spoofing, IoT non-randomness, Magento, 5G, Voting Machines, DNS. Cybercrime: Trends, Losses, Anti-AML, Office, Exchange, Flytrap, WordPress, Crypto heist? Nation States. Other Risks: Apple's Photo Scanning, Insiders, Disinformation, Bias, English to Code. Health, Safety & Environment: Covid election, Recalls, Wildfires, Heat, EV's. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Covid Ugly. 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.

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.