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Top 10 Tech Scares of the Decade

(Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PCWorld) The dawn of the new millennium prompted fears about the future, but so far reality has not quite matched the predictions of catastrophe. The first 10 years passed uneventfully - well, aside from Y2K and a bunch of intelligent computer viruses. Here's a look back at the past decade, and ten of the most terrifying tech scares.

The past ten years saw some terrifying technology:
1. Y2K (2000), predicted outcome: end of the world and technology as we know it, actual outcome: accidental alarms, slot machine failures, incorrect dates on Websites.
2. Conficker Worm (2008-2009), no predicted outcome, actual outcome: an estimated 10 million home/business/government computers under its control.
3. Mydoom (2004-2009), no predicted outcome, actual outcome: the fastest-spreading e-mail worm ever.

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