Errors in computer programs are called “bugs”. They may be begin and not affect the usefulness of the program, or have only subtle effects. But in some cases, they may cause the program or the entire system to “hang”, becoming unresponsive to input such as mouse clicks or keystrokes, to completely fail, or to crash.
The first actual computer “bug” was identified in 1947 as a dead moth. It was stuck in a Harvard Mark II computer.
Admiral Grace Hopper, an American computer scientist and developer of the first compiler, is credited for having first used the term “bugs” in computing after a dead moth was found shorting a relay in the Harvard Mark II computer in September 1947.