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Submission + - End of an era: After a 30 year run, IBM drops support for Lotus 1-2-3 (

klubar writes: Although it has been fading for years, the final death knell came recently for the iconic Lotus 1-2-3. In many ways, Lotus 1-2-3 launched the PC era (and ensured the Apple II success), and once was a serious competitor for Excel (and prior to that Multiplan and VisiCalc). Although I doubt if anyone is creating new Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets, I'm sure there are spreadsheets still being used who trace their origin to Lotus 1-2-3, and even Office 2013 still has some functions and key compatibility with Lotus 1-2-3. Oh, how far the mighty have fallen.

Submission + - Thieves found Citigroup site an easy entry (

klubar writes: After logging in, theives used a simple GET replacement to switch among Citibank credit card accounts. Anyone with a simple browser sniffer (fiddler tools, and many others) can see the URL strings. This one appears to be even easier as it was in the URL string. You think that they would have checked for such a rookie mistake and put in better security. It's also interesting that it took so long to discover.

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