The seven keys to the Internet

This isn’t about tips or ideas.  There’s now literally seven physical keys to the Internet. 

A new DNS security system has been implemented which consists of 7 physical smart cards.  If there was an “Internet catastrophe”, these smart cards would be required to “restart” the Internet.

Gizmodo:

A minimum of five of the seven keyholders – one each from Britain, the U.S., Burkina Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, China, and the Czech Republic – would have to converge at a U.S. base with their keys to restart the system and connect everything once again.

The mind races with a variety of scenarios.  No word on whether the cards can be virtualized…

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