Banks got hexed !!

Posted Tue, Jan 5 2010 12:08 by bill

If it wasn’t true, a software bug in EFTPOS machines from the Bank Of Queensland (and others) would be pretty funny.  Problem is *most likely* they are treating the year as a two digit date (watch out come 2100 !!!), so today with the year being 2010, they read the year as 10 and make that as 16.  !!!  That’s right they make 10 to be 16.  A lot of you are probably saying “what the ???”

But if you consider Hex notation, eg &H10, or 0x10, well then that 10 is in fact 16.  Seems the bank has been hex’ed ;)

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