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This Week's [in]Security - Issue 217

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Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. PCI: SLC v1.1, Sunsetting P2PE v2 and PA-DSS. MasterCard resources. Control Gap SSA & SSLC. Magecart mobile, Carders. New breaches: Japanese Dating & government, Canada Post, Nukes, Dominos India, Hospitals, Compound redaction leak, New Ransomware: RCMP, Defensive shutdown. Privacy: Facial Recognition, Hiding controls. Laws & Regs - Canada: C-10 impact. US: Breach law. The world: Mass Surveillance, Data residency. Standards: NIST: Cloud, IoT/MuD. USB-C upgrade. Defense: Webinars, Webinars. Pipeline response, Cyber budgets, Unknown-unknowns, FBI supporting HIBP. Vulnerabilities: HPE, Certified PDFs, Bluetooth, Chrome & Edge, VMware, Siemens PLC, SonicWall, Trend Micro, New Rowhammer research. Feistel Randomness. Cybercrime - Trends: Low-tech, Solarwinds APT, Fake reviews, Spam, Nation States. RSA 2011 Hack, Turnabout? Crime. Skimmer, Drugs, Cops lift palm-print from social media, Bitcoin, Other Risks: Aircraft interceptions, Supply chain, Cloud risk/incentive, Non-replicable science, Orwell, Proctored Exam Pilot, Get cracking? Disinformation. Health, Safety & Environment: Food poisoning, Longevity, Flu, Space debris, Solar flares. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response. Immunity. Impact. Covid Ugly. Covid Compliance. And more.

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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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