The Seven Secret Keys That Control The Internet

InterestingShitPublished: September 1, 201739 viewsVirality: 3%
Published: September 1, 2017

The title may sound a little bit like a paper written by a conspiracy theorist that has delved into the matter way too deep, while crazy, it is also very true. There are, in fact, seven keys that control the Internet, or a certain highly important aspect of it.

It isn’t like in the movies, where the owners of said keys put them in a machine of some kind and turn them at exactly the same time to turn the Internet on or off. In fact, these keys access seven different safety deposit boxes, which in turn hold seven different smartcards. When these cards are combined, they create a master key that controls the Internet’s domain name system; it is the system that tells your computer the numeric address to visit when you type in a web address. The Domain Name System Security System is controlled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

To blow your mind, this system gets accessed almost a trillion times every day by Internet users around the globe. That’s a lot of Google searches!

Basically, if someone were to get their hands on these smartcards, they can control the WWW. So in case something happened to the domain name system, these keys can se used to rebuild it from the ashes.

Pretty cool, don’t you think?

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