Network and Security Software Hit by Y2K10 Bugs

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Remember the Y2K bug? Ten years after the original scare leading up to the year 2000, IT systems are once again facing problems due to the changing of the calendar year.

Now, the issues are stemming from the rollover to 2010 -- or Y2K10, as it's being termed. There are reports out of Germany that millions faced problems with credit and debit card access due to Y2K10 bugs.

It's not just consumer-facing technology that has had difficulties. On the enterprise IT side, network and security software has been hit with some Y2K10-related issues as well. Fortunately, several IT vendors are already springing into action to address glitches in their products caused by the new calendar year. Among them is networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO).

"Cisco is aware of and has resolved a cookie expiration issue which could potentially affect some Cisco Content Switching Module (CSM) customers," Cisco said in an e-mail to InternetNews.com. CSM provides additional content-switching capabilities to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and the Cisco 7600 Series Router.

The company said it's fixed the problem in the latest release of CSM.

For more details, read the full article at Datamation.com.

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