Millennium Bug, 20 years on: a disaster that never happened… or not?

20 years ago the entire world was afraid to descend into chaos as a result of computers not being able to cope with displaying a date containing year 2000: both computer experts and general public alike were convinced that computers across the globe would crash and networks would been unaccessible.

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IBM System/360: the turning point

Some days ago, I’ve been looking at a website named “IBM 360 Model 20 Rescue and Restoration“: a group of brave engineer started the project of restoration of an IBM System 360 Model 20, documenting all steps of the process.

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My Weekly RoundUp #119

Last week was challenging: i left my old job and started in the same role in a new company.
But, despite I haven’t had much spare time for reading my RSS feeds, I was able to collect some interesting news, especially related to cybersecurity.
So, this week let’s talk about malware: Emotet, ZeroCleare and a malicious software related to Lazarus APT group.
Then, some issues on unix VPN stacks and, GoAhed webserver, Python libraries and Heroku.
Further, some privacy related news, focused on iPhone geolocalization and TikTok app.
Finally, and interesting article about robots!

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New frontiers of planned obsolescence: your SSD may dies after 32.768 hours of use

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has issued a notice about some of its solid-state hard drives: they have a defect that causes the crash of the drive after exactly 32.768 hours of operation (3 years, 270 days and 8 hours).

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