This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 81

Posted on 15 Oct 2018.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: a £120K USB stick, Google+ shuts down after breach, a very rare public admission of non-compliance with PCI, Facebook's troubles continue, outlawing weak passwords, controversial and conflicting stories about Chinese spy chips,  shaming bad IoT, distrusting AIs, and creepy elevators.

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