Y2K vs 2010 vs 2016 — year rollover still an issue

Ain’t that a kick in the head! Rollover from 2009 to 2010 has not been processed correctly on many systems, including Symantec’s Endpoint Protection Manager, they have confirmed in a statement

An issue has been identified in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) server whereby all types of SEP definition content [AV/AS, IPS] with a date greater than December 31, 2009 11:59pm are considered to be “out of date”.

Remember that we spoke about Symantec in the glorious (dodgey) Virus Scanner Comparison.

Australian POS systems have jumped from 2009 to 2016 (pity about the malformed dec2hex function they must have been using (or forgot to use?), and up to 30mil users in Germany can’t use their bank cards at ATMs or POS machines due to invalid date calculations.

In addition, there also seems to be the occasional SMS (or text message) running through networks which have issues with future-stamped timestamps, causing a wide variety of reporting and integrity issues…

Hm, I wonder what implications the 2011-2012 rollover will bring with it (cue Mayan death-drone…)

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