V3 readers were in a reflective mood last week, as our piece about the World War Two code-cracking machine Colossus turning 70 was the most popular story of the week.
The importance of Colossus in helping the Allies win the Second World War by cracking German codes cannot be overstated, and The National Museum of Computing celebrated the anniversary by using a replica machine to crack a code.
Elsewhere, security issues remained high on the agenda, with Adobe announcing emergency plans for a fix that affected both Windows and Mac OS machines.
Another security incident saw a coding error cause hundreds of NHS webpages to redirect users to dodgy sites hosting malware. A fix was quickly issued but the problem lingered for some time, underlining the perils of large-scale updates.
Finally, there was some surprising news that the market share of Windows XP actually increased over the first month of 2014, despite the support cut-off deadline for the operating system being just two months away.
No doubt this news will cause some frustration and confusion at Microsoft, as the firm tries to convince individuals and businesses to move from the ageing platform.
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