This Week's [in]Security - Issue 242

Posted on 21 Nov 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: Magecart, Jackpot. New breaches: IAB's, Indian Securities Depository, Stripchat, RobinHood, RedDoorz, IDC, Ducks Unlimited, GitHub/Firefox-Linux. New Ransomware, holidays, trends, analysis, response. Major outages: Google, Tesla. Follow-ups & Fall-out: FBI emails. Privacy: CitzenLab reports, Amazon, phones, Microsoft(?) Camera detectors. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10. digital IDs. US: attack reporting, hack-back, NSO, Right to repair, Ohio v. FaceBook. World: No-Hack pact, UK Cloud providers, lawsuits. Standards: Patch Management, password rules. Defense: Cell-spam, smartphones, Duck-Duck, SugarCoat, Deepfakes, rookies, misconfigurations. Vulnerabilities, Zerodays: FatPipe, Windows. Mac. Other Vulnerabilities: Canadian passwords, Chips & firmware, ICS, IoT, GitHub/NPM, Azure AD, Chrome, Windows, Apple patch lag, LibreCAD, Blacksmith/Rowhammer, ETW attack, TOR fingerprints. Cybercrime: Trends, Nation States: Belarus, Iran, North Korea. Crime: crypto-klepto, mixers, Revil, election hacking. Other Risks: Quantum update, supply chains, dystopia & harassment, insiders, Chatbots, NFTs. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Immunity; Learned; 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.

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.