This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 93

Posted on 07 Jan 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI updates on 3DS SDK's and TLS 1.3, the first breaches of 2019, update on Marriott/Starwood, all US states now have breach laws, Canada mandates spam call blocking, funding open source bug bounties, the power of fuzzing, more IoT exploitation, AI's learn to cheat, 2019 predictions,  pene-enclaves, and Krakatoa.

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.