Setting computers to IST is just a matter of time

  1. What? CSIR has formally proposed to the Central government that all Indian computers be legally required to synchronise their clocks to the IST
  2. Globally: All countries require their computer infrastructure to synchronise to their local times
  3. Why? The time displayed on laptops or smartphones is derived from multiple American servers & is a few seconds off from the actual Indian time
  4. The frequent mismatches in the time stamps make it harder for Indian cyber security experts to investigate Internet-perpetrated frauds

Discuss: Who defines the Indian Standard Time (IST)?

Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc
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