Seven people across the world will hold a keycard, which, when put together will reboot the key part of the World Wide Web.
It sounds like something out of a spy thriller movie or an episode of South Park, but this safeguarding measure is to ensure the Internet can be restarted in the event of natural or man-made disaster.
Out of these seven, only five are needed to come together at a secure location in the U.S. to put together the DNSSEC root key from the fractioned code. This enables the resetting and restarting of the service. DNSSEC is a new Internet security system, run by ICANN which protects users from online fraud and cyber-attacks.
As Popular Science points out, even though the "Internet kill switch" that was rumored earlier this year may not be wholly accurate, to know that there is a group of select people in this world with physical keys to the World Wide Web is surprising, but cool.
"Honey, I killed the Internet..."
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