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Security The Almighty Buck

Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million? 80

Posted by samzenpus
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darthcamaro (735685) writes "The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability has dominated IT security headlines for two weeks now as the true impact the flaw and its reach is being felt. But what will all of this cost? One figure that has been suggested is $500 million, using the 2001 W.32 Nimda worm as a precedent. Is that number too low — or is it too high?"
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Heartbleed Pricetag To Top $500 Million?

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