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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 165

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Covid-19: Spread & Curve Toronto COVID map & stats. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. More Good, Bad, and Ugly. Update on PCI DSS v4. COVID related breaches. A whopping 8B record giga-breach. 100M+ in smaller ones. Breach reports down? 5.5M older breaches added to HIBP. Ransomware's growth. Forensics report not 'protected' in lawsuit. Contact tracing app problems. Location tracking lawsuit. Twitter War. NIST monitoring, microservices, and crypto-agility. Doomsday Planning. Identifying fake photos. EXIM mail actively being exploited. Password reuse, SHA-1 login deprecated, 26 USB vulnerabilities. Bulletproof TLS #65. Random number security. Free ACM Digital Library Access. COVID Crimes. Scam anti-5G tech. Port-scanning customers without consent! UK 5G re-think. Rhyming AIs. We have liftoff. And more.

COVID-19 Updates.

The COVID related articles here fit together. Other COVID articles will appear under our normal section headings like regulations, privacy, breaches, and other risks. We have been following coronavirus risks since

PCI Compliance and Payments

News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud.

Breaches / Ransomware / Leaks

Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), 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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