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Python 2 Gets New Security Features, Four Years After It was Supposed to Go Away

Python 3 was first released six years ago and, at the time, the plan was for Python 2.x to eventually disappear. That hasn't happened.

Instead, Python 2.x is still widely used (many parts of the open-source OpenStack cloud platform rely on it, for example), and on Dec. 10 Python 2.7.9 was released, providing all manner of bug fixes to keep Python 2.x users somewhat up to date.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
Python Update Limits Risk of POODLE Attacks

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.