5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Oct. 12

Back to the grind. Let's get started: 

  • A $67 billion tech acquisition announced today is sending ripples through the security industry 
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  • The boom continues in the cyber insurance industry, where firms are justifying steep hikes in premiums over the never-ending rash of high-profile data breaches.  
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  • Adobe is set this week to release patches for its widely deployed Acrobat and Reader products. 
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  • The FBI removed an alert warning of weaknesses in chip-based credit cards following apparent pressure from issuing banks.  
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  • Remember the infamous MySpace worm that tore through the once-leading social networking site in 2005? Ten years later, Vice finds out where the author is now and the lasting impact of his playful attack that went terribly wrong.
 

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