On This Day in Technology History – July 12th

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A guide to the historic events that happened on this day in computer and technology history; Microsoft fined by the EU and SSH protocol released.

 

 

1995 – Secure Shell ReleasedTatu Ylonen

In Finland, the researcher Tatu Ylonen based at Helsinki University of Technology releases the first version of the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol for establishing a secure connections between two computers over an encrypted channel. He releases te protocol as freeware. The protocol would proive so popular that by the end of the year, the number of users of the protocol would reach twenty thousand users in some fifty countries.

 

 

 

2006 – Microsoft Fined

The European Commission announces that it will fine Microsoft €340 million. The Commission also threatens additional penalties of over €3 million a day to start from 31st July for failing to obey a 2004 antitrust order to share code with its rivals.

 

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