Internet 7 Secret Keys

Internet 7 Secret Keys
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we are the daily users of the internet and work on different applications like Facebook, linked-in, Gmail and other internet applications but I would like to share that 7 highly protected secret keys which operate all the internet are held by 14 people.

LAST MONTH, THE entire internet went down for a few hours. At least that’s what one of the biggest denial-of-service attacks in recent memory felt like to a lot of people. Sites from Amazon,GitHub, twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and Reddit to The New York Times went dark.

The massive outage was the result of an attack on an Internet infrastructure company called Dyn. Hackers managed to throw so much traffic which that Dyn’s servers couldn’t take it.Dyn is a major provider of something called a Domain Name System, which translates web addresses such as skillorbit.com (easier for humans to remember) into the numerical IP addresses that computers use to identify web pages.Dyn is just one DNS provider. And while hackers never gained control of its network, successfully taking it offline for even just a few hours via a distributed denial of service attack shows how much the internet relies on DNS.

Upshot: If you control all of DNS, you can control all of the internet
One of the news about Oracle is that they are in the midst of a reinvention and wants to become a cloud computing company that can compete with the likes of Amazon and Google. In that case, the acquisition of Dyn is a good strategic decision just might give Oracle a much-needed asset.

DNS at its highest levels is secured by a handful of people around the world, known crypto officers. #ICANN is responsible for assigning numerical internet addresses to websites and computers.

If someone were to gain control of ICANN’s database, that person would pretty much control the internet. For instance, the person could send people to fake bank websites instead of real bank websites.

To protect DNS, ICANN came up with a way of securing it without entrusting too much control to any one person. It selected seven people as key holders and gave each one an actual key to the internet. It selected seven more people as backup keyholders — 14 people in all. The ceremony requires at least three of them, and their keys, attend because three keys are needed to unlock the equipment that protects DNS.

Here’s an in-depth description of the ceremony and detail of all the process for understanding.


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