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Computer Security Clockwork

CSO Simson Garfinkel notes that incorrect system time on your servers, clients, and devices (what I like to call “computer security clockwork”) can have the following effects:

  • System logs are incorrect.
  • Forensic investigations become more difficult.
  • Scheduled jobs may occur too early, too late, or not at all.
  • SSL certificate validity may be affected.
  • Emails may be tagged as spam if they appear to have a future date.
  • Electronic locks may open or lock inappropriately.

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