This week saw the publication of 576 new CVE IDs. Of those, 80 have not yet been assigned official CVSS scores, however, of the ones that were,...
Welcome to This Week’s [in]Security. DSSv4 timelines. Magecart. New breaches: CVS, Carnival Cruises, Wegmans. New Ransomware: G7 vs. Russia, Bitcoin?, ICS Software, Nukes, source released. Major outages: Puerto Rico, Follow-ups & Fall-out: Avaddon quits, 5B records, Lessons learned, US fines. Privacy: Trusting VPN providers, Pseudonymity, Phones, Cartoon App. Laws & Regs - Canada: Copyright. US: Web Scraping, DPA, Facial recognition, Section 230, Massachusetts and Google app installation. The world: Crypto-wars, USA-EU, Compelling Passwords, Apple-EU. Standards: NIST & NSA. Defense: MFA list, Supply chain, ScriptWatch, Free book. Vulnerabilities: Chrome & Apple ZD, Utility Sector, Cisco, Linux, Defibrillators, Peleton. FPE weaker, 2G/GPRS backdoor. Cybercrime - Trends: Vigilante malware? PDFs, SEO poison, Google Docs, Fake cryptocurrency devices, Ransomware ops, Nation States. Crime. Other Risks: Undersea cables, email risks, BadBots, Win10 EOS, Mainframes. Health, Safety & Environment: Bio-labs, Makeup, Pollution, More mRNA, Smart meters, Tesla crashes, Extremism. Covid-19: Spread, Curves, Waves, and Variants. Response, Vaccine passports, Borders, Immunity, Delta & Gamma, Canada, Learned, Covid Ugly. And more.
News and announcements relating to Payment Security, PCI, Card Brands, Payments, Payment Malware and Fraud, and Payment Related Compliance.
Covering breaches, leaks, data exposures, ransomware (as potential breach), and their fallout.
New Ransomware and "Incidents":
Follow-ups and fall-out:
Articles about privacy related news, risks, and trends.
News about laws, regulations, platform rules, and standards affecting security, privacy, technology, and public interest.
Covering developments and opportunities that may help improve security.
Articles about newly discovered vulnerabilities and research.
News covering active trends, alerts, events.
Trends, Alerts, and Events (other than major breaches):
Nation State Actors:
Crime & Arrests, etc.:
Articles covering other types of risks.
Health, Safety & Environment:
COVID related articles. We have been following coronavirus risks since https://controlgap.com/blog/this-weeks-insecurity-issue-147.
The spread, curves, spikes, waves, reinfection, and variant strains:
Guidance, Response, and Recovery:
Treatments, Testing, Triage, Trials, and things we Learned:
Immunity and Vaccinations:
Things we learned:
More of the good, the bad, and the ugly:
A variety of scientific, technical, historical, and more light-hearted news.
This week saw the publication of 449 new CVE IDs. Of those, 315 have not yet been assigned official CVSS scores, however, of the ones that were,...