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Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:18:22 -0500
From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
Subject: leap seconds and security [was: Re: can we talk about secure time?]

On 12/21/2014 01:25 PM, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> There is a serious proposal to phase out leap seconds (no URL handy right 
> now), 

Lots of good references on wp for those who are interested in the details:

short version: the proposal is controversial and many people seem to
still think "further study" is needed.

If anyone from oss-security can make a concrete argument for why leap
seconds are a serious risk for computer security, that would probably be
useful information to pass along:


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