'Leap second' coming up June 30 may cause computer system problems

January 7, 2015 7:38 PM

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'Leap second' coming up June 30 may cause computer system problems

The International Earth Rotation Services, which maintains global time standards, announced it would add an extra second to June 30 in order to sync atomic clock time to the Earth's rotation. Websites are bracing themselves for problems because many servers crashed because of 2012's leap second.

This year, June 30 will be one whole second longer, and computers may get confused and wreak havoc to online servers.

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