2016 Bug Hits Text Messages, Payment Processing

Monday Jan 4th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff

When 2009 became 2010, some Windows mobile users and some Australian payment processors found that their systems thought it was really 2016.

Slashdot: Remember the Y2K scare? Perhaps we should really have been worried about Y2010. As the new year clicked over, some Australian payment processors and some Windows mobile users experienced a bug that caused their systems to skip ahead six years to 2016. Slashdot readers linked the two stories together and posted a discussion about what caused the problem.
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