Started when a moth was found between two relays inside a government(US) computer back when a computer occupied an entire room/storage center.
Flash back to the new century and a bug
refers to a glitch which causes a computer program or hardware to malfunction, resulting in unwanted actions. These actions can range from a program failing also refered to as BSoD
, or a CTD
. If hardware is affected, the results can mean lower performance, or inability to boot.
A bug can be remedied in a number of ways, an update from the hardware manufacturer, an update from the software vendor, or help from a tech savvy community. The latter of the three usually doesn't include a permanent fix, but a loop around the problem resulting in desired performance without the intervention of the manufacturers.
Windows XP was found out to have yet ANOTHER bug that hackers can abuse. Im going to go download the update right now before someone compromises my system.