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Windows 7: An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet

27 Jul 2010   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
An Order of Seven Global Cyber-Guardians Now Hold Keys to the Internet

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You may have heard the rumor that swirled briefly last month about an Internet “kill switch” that could power down the Web in the case of a critical cyber attack. Those rumors turned out to be largely overblown, but it turns out there are now seven individuals out there holding keys to the Internet. In the aftermath of a cataclysmic cyber attack, these members of a “chain of trust” will be responsible for rebooting the Web.
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27 Jul 2010   #2
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Wow, that's not a bad idea. Kind of creepy though, like a secret society...
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27 Jul 2010   #3
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Those initial kill switch rumors were not overblown. I'm far more comfortable with this than the U.S. legislation, which was horrific because it was written so vaguely.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

And if ONE of the keys is destroyed...?

~Lordbob
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27 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
And if ONE of the keys is destroyed...?

~Lordbob
If you read the original article you'll see that only five are needed. So, if one gets destroyed, they make a replacement and in the mean time, if the key is needed, five of the other keys are used.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
And if ONE of the keys is destroyed...?

~Lordbob
If you read the original article you'll see that only five are needed. So, if one gets destroyed, they make a replacement and in the mean time, if the key is needed, five of the other keys are used.
Oh, I missed that.

Well, what happens if 3 are destroyed AFTER the internet dies?

~Lordbob
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28 Jul 2010   #7
Sprockett

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Those initial kill switch rumors were not overblown. I'm far more comfortable with this than the U.S. legislation, which was horrific because it was written so vaguely.
So true. My first reaction to the US plan was a flashback to that scene from WarGames. "Turn your key, sir!"
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28 Jul 2010   #8
cloud8521

 

what if i assassinated all of the card holders?
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28 Jul 2010   #9
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

THE INTERWEBZZ IZ UNDER ATTACZ!



While I think it's a good idea...I don't really see anyone going after the internet on a large scale. Telephone systems and public transit, yeah, but not the internet. Just doesn't make sense if telephone/cell phone systems are still in place.
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28 Jul 2010   #10
kpo6969

 
 

Sounds like the last season of Prison Break.
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