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2010 bug hits millions of German bank cards
Posted on 01/07/2010 8:55:56 PM PST by Lmo56
Credit and debit cards contain software that can't process number 2010
BERLIN - Millions of German bank cards have been affected by a "millennium bug"-like problem because they contain software that can't process the number 2010, an industry group said Tuesday.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bank; bug; cards
posted on 01/07/2010 8:55:56 PM PST
posted on 01/07/2010 9:01:10 PM PST
A jerry-rigged millennium patch come undone?
Could there be more?
posted on 01/07/2010 10:13:52 PM PST
(AZ Maricopa County 2008: Illegal aliens down 30%. Total felonies down 18.5% Thx Sheriff Arpaio!)
But what about the marvel of German engineering??
posted on 01/07/2010 10:54:24 PM PST
(The second mouse gets the cheese.)
Yet more evidence of Anthropogenic Global Warming.
There was a similar problem in Australia. The devices read the 10 in hex, turning it into 2016, and therefore considered all cards as expired (at least those with an expiration date earlier than 2016, which is most). Directly related to the y2k fixes.
To: T. P. Pole
That is interesting. There could be all kinds of little strange things waiting to happen.
Where’d I put my cans of Spam, LOL?
posted on 01/09/2010 6:43:21 PM PST
(SarahPAC has donated money to...(wait for it)...Lindsey Graham!)
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