Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Cloudflare Embraces Google Roughtime, Giving Internet Security a Boost

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Nada Stankova/Getty ImagesNada Stankova/Getty ImagesCryptography schemes are complicated to understand and implement. A lot of things can go wrong. But when it comes to web encryption, a surprising number errors actually stem from a straightforward and seemingly basic mechanism: timekeeping.Synced clocks in operating systems may make digital timekeeping look easy, but it takes a lot…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps to Guard Against Hackers

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps to Guard Against Hackers

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Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed nudist, incidentally) died before he could witness the 21st-­century digital potential of his analog creation. Inside the San Francisco office of the web security company Cloudflare, 100 units of Craven Walker’s groovy…