Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:18:22 -0500 From: Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@...thhorseman.net> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second#Proposal_to_abolish_leap_seconds 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: http://www.gps.gov/cgsic/timing/2014-resolution/ --dkg Download attachment "signature.asc" of type "application/pgp-signature" (950 bytes)
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