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The tiny bits of code that can wreck computers

University of Cambridge

The tiny bits of code that can wreck computers

BBC Future - Chris Baraniuk

Some dangerous bits of code come in surprisingly small sizes. But just a few bytes can be enough to wreck computers and even bring a warship to a standstill. One of the best programming jokes – and there are plenty to choose from – goes like this: Why did the programmer die in the shower? Because …

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