24 January 2010

2010 Bug - And You Thought I Was Joking

I made a reference to the 2010 bug in an earlier post at the end of 2009.

Well actually it appears I was not wrong. The bug actually did exist. AND it was pretty serious. The days after the turn of the decade, a large percentage of the German population (and we also understand other countries) with the Chip embedded credit and debit cards suffered.

It was not pleasant. It is estimated that nearly 30 million Germans - about 1/3 of the population was affected.

For more information read the English version of the story in the Grauniad.

So next time ... pay attention when I tell you stuff ;-)


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