Cyber vulnerability

Authored by: Brian Martin

Routledge Handbook of International Cybersecurity

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138489011
eBook ISBN: 9781351038904
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New Year’s Eve 1999: people around the world have stockpiled supplies in preparation for possible computer breakdowns. The Y2K problem, also called the ‘millennium bug’, was due to old computer code not being prepared to cope with the change from 99 to 00 in the final two digits of the year. There were many predictions of disaster but, when the time came, nothing much happened. Aside from a few malfunctions, everything operated as usual.

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