Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI is quite, ATM and payment app crime, record £183M GDPR fine for BA, massive smart home vendor records leak, de-anonymizing data, online fingerprinting , ISPs dislike DoH, secure power grid initiative, NIST VPN and TDEA/TDES updates, space tech risk, D-Link FTC settlement audits, Zipato’s smart hub IoT door lock failure, China puts secret app on tourist phones, Ubuntu hacked, Facebook account purge, push back and risk of Facebook's Libra Coin, Crypto-currency manipulation, courts and forensic firm hit by ransomware, ransomware firing, the strange case of Cisco gear with Huawei certificates, Blockchain hype, more evidence Blockchain is not eco-friendly, more Boeing pain, mushrooms and sleeping pill risks, 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.
No news from the PCI council after a busy previous week
OK, we call BS. Article claiming Blockchain will stop breaches is long on hype, short on details, omits a massive amount of infrastructure and transformation, and ignores other technologies. “Cybersecurity Breach at Maryland Agency Spotlights Need for Blockchain www.ccn.com/op-ed/security-breach-at-maryland-agency-highlights-govt-need-for-blockchain/2019/07/06/” (If you must visit, you’ll have to cut and past the text link).