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Researchers warn computer clocks can be easily scrambled

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Oct 22, 2015.

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    In 2012, two servers run by the U.S. Navy rolled back their clocks 12 years, deciding it was the year 2000.

    The servers were very important: they're part of a worldwide network that helps computers keep the right time using the Network Time Protocol (NTP).

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    Computers that checked in with the Navy's servers and adjusted their clocks accordingly had a variety of problems with their phones systems, routers and authentication systems.

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