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This Week’s [in]Security – Issue 125

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. This week: PCI releases new PIN technical FAQ document. Payment Security opinion. Breaches at PokerTracker, MoviePass, Hostinger, an adult website, MasterCard's Priceless Specials loyalty program, US and Canadian healthcare providers. Forced password resets don't always mean your provider was breached. Hy-Vee breach cards up for sale. No privacy left. Telegram cracked. Privacy placebo. Backdoor legislation. Courts rule on border searches, patent trolls. Broken privacy shield. NSA firmware protection. Foiling BEC. Cyber-insurance. Vulnerability monopolies. Nest cam leaks. Disabling cars. Lenovo insecurity. Webmin hole. Worsening supply chain attacks. Ransoming Texas. Vulnerable and fake VPNs. Kubernetes DDoS. Astronaut hacker. A world without the Internet. Vaping death. Banned from US for CBD oil. Age appropriate cyber-security education. 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.

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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.

PCI Compliance & Why You Need to be Compliant

Getting paid is just as important as PCI compliance. Businesses of all sizes rely on cash flow to effectively manage business operations. To ensure...

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Why POI Tamper Inspections are so Important

It is amazing to see how many organizations take things for granted in their environment. In the video below, you can see a skimmer device installed...

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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 266

Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI and payments: Skimmers. Payments: New breaches: Anonymous, DeFi, Ikea. New Ransomware, Major outages,...

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