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​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' moment

From critical exploits to the tiniest bug, many security holes receive a tracking number through the US government. The system is being revamped to handle the ever-growing number of bugs, but the cure could create problems of its own.

By September 16, 2014


Y2K glitch orders 14K deceased men to join the military draft

Is the US recruiting a zombie army? No, it just appears an Y2K bug temporarily resurfaced.

By July 10, 2014


CNET News Daily Podcast: Will Conficker be Y2K redux?

IT security experts are bracing for the unexpected as the clock counts down to Conficker's expected launch. Then again, it could be much ado about nothing, as CNET News' Elinor Mills explains.

By March 31, 2009


Green-tech news harvest: Y2K problem for gas pumps, nitrogen worries

Plus: understanding photosynthesis for energy; Solyndra founders split; making usable products from electronic waste; Obama on green tech.

By May 16, 2008


Y2K windfall for Net phones?

The millennial computer glitch is belatedly pushing companies to dump outdated gear for new VoIP systems.

By October 20, 2004


Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu

Applications running on thousands of computers worldwide will become inoperable in a few weeks because of an obscure date-related glitch. Sound familiar?

By December 22, 2003


Watch the real Michael Bolton play himself in 'Office Space'

"Michael Bolton? Is that your real name?" The singer reenacts the best angry Bolton moments from the 1999 geek classic "Office Space," thanks to this Funny or Die video.

By March 11, 2015


The 404 1,522: Where you solve the mystery of the stolen grapefruit (podcast)

A whodunnit mystery unfolds in the first part of the show, an egg on the face of the Internet, the voice of Hulu just got fired, and 14,000 zombies will soon join the United States military.

By July 11, 2014


DNSChanger: not a bang, but a whimper

The FBI shut down DNSChanger servers overnight; but, far from the expected mass outage, the event was quietly anticlimactic.

By July 9, 2012


Trend Micro VP: Everyone helped avert DNSChanger disaster

The exec says the threat wasn't hyped, and credits police, ISPs and others with efforts that preserved Internet access for millions after the FBI took down malware-associated servers.

By July 9, 2012