Network Time Foundation publishes NTP 4.2.8p9, with security, bug fixes, and enhancements NTF’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project released ntp-4.2.8p9 on 21 November 2016, its first update since ntp-4.2.8p8 was released in June. The latest version addresses the following: 1 HIGH severity vulnerability that only affects Windows 2 MEDIUM severity vulnerabilities 2 MEDIUM/LOW severity vulnerabilities… Read More.
Harlan Stenn Tackles NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms 28March2016 – InformationWeek – by Charles Babcock There’s not a business in existence today whose operations don’t rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about… Read More.
Harlan was quoted in BBC Technology News today, if you haven’t read the entire article, take a moment to do so below: A massive worldwide effort is under way to harden the net’s clocks against hack attacks. The last few months have seen an “explosion” in the number of attacks abusing unprotected time servers, said… Read More.
There’s been a fair amount of attention paid lately to the role of misconfigured NTP servers in the recent “network flooding attacks”. Much of the information in these reports is correct. Some parts are incomplete or inaccurate. Some History Over the centuries different groups of people have had the need for knowing the accurate time… Read More.