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Merck Cyber Attack May Cost Insurers $275 Million: Verisk’s PCS

Oct. 19, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.   NEW YORK (Reuters) – Insurers could pay $275 million to cover the insured portion of drugmaker Merck & Co’s loss from a cyber attack in June, according to a forecast by Verisk Analytics Inc’s Property Claim Services (PCS) unit. Merck, however, has not...

KRACK Wi-Fi attack threatens all networks: How to stay safe and what you need to know

By Brad Chacos and Michael Simon PCWorld | OCT 16, 2017 7:36 AM PT A devastating flaw in Wi-Fi’s WPA security protocol makes it possible for attackers to eavesdrop on your data when you connect to Wi-Fi. Dubbed KRACK, the issue affects the Wi-Fi protocol itself—not specific products or implementations—and “works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks,” according to Mathy...

Avast reckons CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

sers of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers — and that...

Here’s how much legroom you get on America’s airlines

A little insight for our traveling friends and customers. As airlines around the world search for higher revenues and increased profitability, the effect on the passenger experience has not been overly positive, to say the least. Even though airliners have not been getting any larger, their passenger carrying capacity has...