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The millennial computer glitch is belatedly pushing companies to dump outdated gear for new VoIP systems.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


Y2K fizzle sparks some lessons

While the Y2K bug wound up being a fizzle, it did teach the tech community a lesson or two about the value of keeping company data safe.

December 31, 2000


Tech Time Machine: 8 April

Brain surgery, the Y2K bug and Maglev trains: if any of those sound interesting to you, check out today's Tech Time Machine.

By April 7, 2012


Keane profits improving after Y2K slump

The computer services company reports second-quarter earnings that meet analysts' expectations and says profits are improving after a post-Y2K slump.

July 26, 2000