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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 174

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. Twitter Hack Week 3 arrests. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Spikes & Waves. Lockdown, Reopening, & The New Normal. Vaccine Progress. More of the Good, Bad, and Ugly. DSSv4. CPoC and SPoC updates. SSF Update. POS Malware Alert. Mag-stripes. New breaches: Zello, LG, Xerox, Source Code Gigaleak. Ransomware: Garmin, Pivot Tech. HIBP gets 50M+ accounts. Breach costs. Contact tracing. Facial Recognition. GDPR. Stingray Drones. War on Crypto Updates. CitizenLab. Fair use. Forensic Software. Multiple NIST Updates. Blackberry. Big-tech Scrutiny. Quantum. Black Hat. Supply Chain Attack Survey. 0-day Root Causes & detection. BootHole. Wordpress RCE. Magneto RCE. Zoom. More ICS risk. Cisco bugs. Halt and catch fire for real. Tor. Multiple FBI warnings. IoT. Deepfake scam. Malware auction. Events-based Controls. Toronto. Fake News & Disinformation. Espionage. And more.

Trending news and COVID-19 updates.

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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.

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