This Week's [in]Security - Issue 236

Posted on 10 Oct 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: PTSv6.1, Interac & SecureKey, Non-compliance! Supply-Chain Backdoors: Big-Hacks: Syniverse (text messages), Everything Twitch, Pandora. New breaches: The Telegraph, BrewDog, Fantasy Football. New Ransomware: Confluence. Major outages: Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp. Follow-ups & Fall-out. Privacy. Laws & Regs: Canada, US, World. Defense. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: Apache. Other Vulnerabilities: Surveillance, Android, macOS, Reading CVE's. Air Gaps, Yamale, Honeywell, cams. Cybercrime. Trends: UEFI Bootkit2012, Spam, German stats. Nation States. Other Risks: Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Immunity; Impact; 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.