This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 89

Posted on 10 Dec 2018.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: Beyond "locks and bars" secure e-shopping. Vote for PCI 2019 special interest groups. More fallout and huge liability from Marriott's Starwood breach. New breaches at 1-800-FLOWERS, Quora, Fallout76, and BeatStars. Facebook harvested call and text logs without permission. Republican's hacked in mid-terms.  Magecart gangs go after admin credentials. Exploiting typo links in Tweets.

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

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, Payments, PCI, and Card Brands.

Breaches / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, and their fallout.

Laws & Regulations / Standards

News about laws, regulations, and standards affecting security, privacy,  technology, and public interest.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

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 and events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.