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7 Keys to Restart the Entire Internet

by aliu7899 / July 28, 2010 2:10 PM PDT

Hi guys,

I just start listing to your podcast like a week ago since I got my droid x. LOVE your show just like everyone else on here.

Today I heard about the 7 keys of the internet and I found that information absolutely fascinating. So I did a bit of research and I actually found out who those people are!

* Paul Kane (Great Britain)
* Dan Kaminsky (United States)
* Jiankang Yao (China)
* Moussa Guebre (Burkina Faso)
* Bevil Wooding (Trinidad and Tobago)
* Ondrej Sury (Czech Republic)
* Norm Ritchie (Canada)


I am not sure if those information should be online but they are... I know there are people out there would love to take out the entire internet. Would it be bad that they know about those people's name and so on? Well as a Chinese native I do know there are a million people named Jiankang Yao so I am not too worried. But what if some one or organization take down three of those people? then there will be only 4 keys left and the internet will never be back up again.

What other thoughts do you guys have?

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There's a good story on CBS News about this
by rafe CNET staff / July 29, 2010 10:03 AM PDT
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video of keys being issued
by technomensch / July 30, 2010 6:27 AM PDT

Here is a great video of the keys actually being issued, them talking about the process, and even showing off the "tamper-proof" bags the keys are being kept in:

http://www.cdns.net/key-signing.html

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