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Fake leap second: mistake or attack?

Aug 04, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

Some Linux sever administrators found out that time was not on their side yesterday, when an errant signal from some Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers broadcast a new leap second that adversely affected many servers unprepared for the change. Some are speculating that this fake leap second may have been part of a coordinated attack.

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