This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 79

01 Oct 2018.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week:  Facebook's terrible week - 1 tiny step forward and 3 major leaps backwards, highlights from the annual PCI meeting, the 2018 Verizon Payment Security Report,  welcome to the twice breached club, GDPR and British Airways, Uber fined, California's IoT law, 762 bit number factored, and Visa's Certificate Authority is in trouble.

Now here's this week’s selection of news, opinions, and research. Quickly skim annotated links organized by topic: compliance and payment security, breaches, regulation, bugs, privacy, hacking/malware, other security & risk, and more. We hope you enjoy and find them useful.

PCI Compliance and Payments

Breaches / Leaks

Laws & Regulations / Standards


Bugs / Design Flaws / Vulnerabilities / Defense

Hacking / Malware / Cybercrime / Offense

Other Security / Risk

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side