This Week's [in]Security - Issue 247

26 Dec 2021.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Big-Hacks: More log4shell. New breaches: Azure, Hellman. New Ransomware: terrorism? Inetum. Major outages: AWS. Follow-ups & Fall-out: HIPB adds near 1B passwords. Privacy: Eye-tracking. Laws & Regs - Canada: digital law, AI. US: tech lawsuits. World: Judgements & fines. Standards: NISTR draft. Defense: fighting scams, browser enhancements. Vulnerabilities, Other Vulnerabilities: Multiple-MS, WordPress plugin, VoIP backdoors, 7% pass, IoT honeypot, crypto-research. Cybercrime: Trends: top 5 scams, andrioid, powerpoint. Nation States: NSO group, Zoho. Crime & Enforcement: crypto returned, SEC filings. Other Risks: 5G & aircraft, Juice jacking, Human behavior. Innovations & Inventions: quantum, lickable screens. Health, Safety & Environment. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Changing restrictions, Treatments; Rapid-Tests, Immunity; New Vaccine type. Learned; Omicon, Covid Ugly; Covid Compliance. And more.

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.