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11 software bugs that took way too long to meet their maker

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    Earlier this week a bug in a widely used piece of virtualization software was patched after it had sat unnoticed for 11 years. While it may seem surprising that a coding error in a commonly used piece of software could go unnoticed for years, it’s actually not that uncommon. For a variety of reasons, bugs can go undetected, or sometimes simply ignored, for quite a long time in even the most widely used and critical pieces of code. Use the arrows above to see 11 examples of software bugs that were particularly long-lived - not all of which have yet been fixed.

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