ion_ writes "Metro.co.uk's take on DNSSEC root signing is interesting to say the least. According to it, the seven people with access to the "key that can 'unlock' the Internet" will be able to reboot the web in case of "a terror attack or mass hacking".
Quoting the article: "A new safety system has been put in place allowing much of the net to be shut down in an emergency. It would be down to Mr Kane and five colleagues to switch websites back on after giving the all-clear."
The article goes on to say DNSSEC ensures that websites are "officially approved".
Slashdot covered the signing of the root zone earlier."
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