I’ve got the key, I’ve got the secret…Shamir’s that is.

From ‘Legit News’:

Seven People Hold Keys to ‘Restart’ the Internet

In the event of a security breach – such as a terrorist attack – seven individuals now hold keys to the internet that may needed to get it running again. All seven of the key holders are spread around the world and five of the individuals are be required to travel to a secure location in the United States in order to get it the web back functioning if it goes down. From this month on, the internet will become more secure through a new international agreement and process which verifies web sites and helps protect email accounts from fraud, using high tech cryptographic keys. DNSSEC (domain name system security) as it is called is a new online security system that ensures people reach a genuine website, rather than a look-alike pirate site.

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About Matthew Bell

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams (1722-1803). This has to be my favourite quote, and has inspired me in many ways, one of which is to finally condense and commit my varied opinions to virtual paper, and set some fires.

Posted on August 6, 2011, in GOB-o-SPHERE and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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