Craig Rowland is the CEO at Sandfly Security. Craig has worked most of his career in cybersecurity startups and intrusion detection. The products he has developed and the teams he has worked with have protected countless networks against attackers.
The cron system was not meant to run the entries so the invalid date didn't matter. The cron entries were just being used to hold the malware data from observation by system administrators. The invalid date therefore was not meant to be parsed by the cron system but was just used for payload storage.2 December 2021