The Seven Horsemen of the Web Apocalypse

The Defcon Black Hat security conference took place this past week, so there’s been a lot of interesting security-related buzz, but possibly most interesting is the fact that seven security experts have been given the literal “keys to reboot the internet” in the event that a catastrophe takes it down.   To be clear, what they are talking about specifically is the system of trust known as DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) that serves as the Internet’s Yellow Pages database of web addresses.

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Other interesting stories from Defcon:

Massive ATM Machine Vulnerability

Tracking Virus Writers with Digital Fingerprints

Confessions of a Spyware Writer

Hacker Shows How to Intercept 80% of the World’s Cell Phone Calls with $1500 of Equipment

Your Mobile App is Spying On You