Dying With Your Passwords
Jeremiah Stoddard writes | more than 8 years ago
CNET reports that there are many frustrated families whose deceased relatives have taken their passwords to the grave with them: "It's a vexing, and increasingly common problem for families mourning the loss of loved ones." --
Umm, no it's not. I'm taking my passwords to the grave with me -- and hopefully relatives get the hint that it's because I don't care to let them see my accounts. I don't know if a sudden obsession over the life of a recently deceased relative is a healthy thing, anyway. In a society over-obsessed with privacy rights we seem to accord less respect to the dead than to the living.
Then again, at least they aren't around to complain about it...