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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 216

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI WFH FAQs, Standard updates, Mercari breach, Hashes Unsafe. New breaches: 23 Android Apps, Air India, Daily Quiz. New Ransomware: Banning payouts, Double Encryption. Follow-ups & Fall-out: SolarWinds, Codecov, Water Plant. Privacy: Apple, Cams, Health tools. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10, Vaccine Patents. US: Pipeline Bills, IRS Crypto, Lawsuit backfires, Snapchat suit, Tesla review. UK, EU, HK: Facebook probe, WhatsApp, Sanctions, Crypto wars, USK MSP regs. Standards: Data Classification. Defense: ZeroDays, Phone numbers, Passwords, Simuland, Russian Keyboards, Explorer RIP. Vulnerabilities: Android, Windows RCE, Tool Abuse, Planes, (no trains), Automobiles. Cybercrime - Trends: Apple, Stuffing, Bizarro, Lazy Ransomware? Nation States. Crime. The2011 RSA Hack. Other Risks: Stress, Critical Infrastructure, Gig risgs, Busted for weak Wi-Fi? Just daft. Health, Safety & Environment: Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response. Immunity. Learned. Covid Ugly. Covid Compliance. And more.

PCI Compliance and Payments

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

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, Platforms, Standards, and Public Policy

News about laws, regulations, platform rules, 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, alerts, events.

Other Security / Risk

Articles covering other types of risks.

COVID-19 updates.

COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since

Off-Topic / Science & Tech / Lighter Side

A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.

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