This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 91

Posted on 24 Dec 2018.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. T'was the night before Christmas, this week: Facebook tops the naughty list again, vulnerable MPOS readers, a look back at two notable payment card breaches, more e-commerce breaches, the Drones of Gatwick, US Senate releases two reports on Russian social media interference, security and good system/software inventories, CSO & CISOs still lacking corporate visibility, possible Twitter breach, creepy gifts, fake faces move beyond the uncanny valley, video conferencing vulnerabilities, planet tipping, really really far out, and revenge with side of glitter.

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.


Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.

Laws & Regulations / Standards

News about laws, regulations, 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 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.