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Fake leap second: mistake or attack?

Aug 04, 2012, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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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