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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Armchair Armageddon watchers looking to see the New Year in with a Y2K bang can find out whether the doom-mongers were right by checking out a fiery Web site just seconds into the new millennium. Inferno2000.com is to rig up connections with what it claims are 2000 of the most important Internet servers in the world, including aol.com, msn.com and victoriassecrets.com. It will also survey servers belonging to nuclear power plants. Within 30 seconds of the date changing from "99" to "00" Inferno2000 will know whether these crucial sites will have survived the much hyped date transition. If the light next to each Web site remains green then all is well. If they flash red, then the site is not responding, although it may not necessarily de down to the bug. If over five per cent of the servers polled are down, economic collapse could be just around the corner, say those behind the site. Which is a nice cheery thought so close to Christmas, don't you think. ®

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