A look at the Year 2036/2038 problems and time proofness in various systems

On January 19, 2038 all signed 32-bit timestamps representing time and date relative to the “UNIX epoch” will roll over. Just 68 years later, in 2106, all unsigned 32-bit values will do so. But even before that, timestamps used by the Network Time Protocol will roll over in 2036. Since it’s only 19 years to Armageddon, I’ll lok at what this means for Linux, Windows and other systems and how problems are being solved.

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The Guardian Project’s “Proof Mode” app for activists doesn’t work

On February 24, 2017 The Guardian Project (not to be confused with the newspaper) presented “Proof Mode”, an app for Android smartphones which promises to add cryptographic “proof” to ever image and video file recorded by the device as to prove the material is authentic and hasn’t been tampered with. Sadly, none of the promises have proven to be true to me.

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