Alert the next of kin. And Netflix.
February 22, 2012 6:48 PM Subscribe
How do I make my passwords available to loved ones if I die suddenly, but keep them secure while I'm alive?
posted by anonymous to Technology (25 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
I'm relatively young and don't have a general purpose lawyer.
Is there a way I can make sure my family can access all of my online accounts if I die suddenly, but keep them from doing so while I'm alive? Writing all of my passwords down and handing them to my mother in a sealed envelope seems really insecure, and I change them regularly. I'm looking for a clever yet simple technological solution. I'd like to be able to revoke access if something bad goes down in the future. I'd also like to be alerted if someone tries to access this information before I die.
There are some tiny online companies that will do stuff like this for you, but I don't trust them to stay in business indefinitely.
Is there an obvious way to do this that I'm not considering?