The 20th Anniversary of Y2K

Jeremy Bradbury on Global News Durham (copyright Global News Durham)

Prof. Jeremy Bradbury on Global News Durham [photo credit : Aaron Streck, copyright: Global News]

“Y2K is a great case study that we can use to talk about best practices for how we develop software today.” SQR Lab leader Prof. Jeremy Bradbury was interviewed recently by Aaron Streck of Global News Durham for the 20th anniversary of the Y2K (Millennium) bug. You can watch the news segment and read the article here.

A Canadian Guide to the Heartbleed Bug

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed bug is a recently identified bug in the OpenSSL security protocol toolkit. OpenSSL is widely used on web servers to encrypt user data.In general, software bugs are computer program error that cause the software to behave in an unexpected way (e.g., crash, produce a wrong output). Security bugs are a special kind of bug that can lead to a security vulnerability which allows the software system or the data stored in the system to be accessed in a way that was unintended.

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