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Cloudflare Secures Time With Roughtime Protocol Service

Sep 21, 2018, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

If time is money, then how important is it to secure the integrity of time itself? Time across many computing devices is often synchronized via the Network Time Protocol (NTP), which isn't a secure approach, but there is another option.

On Sept. 21, Cloudflare announced that it is deploying a new authenticated time service called Roughtime, in an effort to secure certain timekeeping efforts. The publicly available service is based on an open-source project of the same name that was started by Google.

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