This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 99

Posted on 18 Feb 2019.

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI PIN and 3DS-SDK reporting templates, new RFC process, EMV still cutting fraud, breaches at Instagram and Facebook 3rd parties, breaches at CoffeeMeetsBagel, 500px, Eyeem, and more. Privacy-not-included list updated for Valentines day. More tech company scrutiny. US GDPR a step closer? Password hashes cracked much faster, massive Japanese mobile payment app fraud, suing Apple over 2FA, and more.

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.