This Week's [in]Security - Issue 248

03 Jan 2022.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Big-Hacks: Log4J, new RCE, the long road. New breaches: T-Mobile, Redline Stealer, Lastpass. New Ransomware: Saskatchewan, Norway, Shutterfly, Law Enforcement. Major outages: Backup Failure. Privacy: Spying toys, EFF's 2021. Laws & Regs - US: Missouri, Morgan Stanley. World: India. Defense: Krebs, TLS deprecates SHA1 & MD5. Vulnerabilities, Netgear, MS Exchange Y2K22 bug. Cybercrime: Trends: 2fa interception, Galaxy store, SSDs, Online courses. Nation States: Hackers-4-hire, Poland. Crime & Enforcement: Butter? Other Risks: Science, Cyber-due-diligence, ANOM, Blackberry EOL, Double Fake NFTs. Health, Safety & Environment: Alexa lethal challenge. Fireworks, winter driving, recall, 5G, Satellites. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants; Response; Treatments; Immunity; Learned; Impact; 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.