The cool part about getting older and traveling is that the things we once thought would never exist, or the things we never could imagine existing end up popping up. For example, this past weekend I went to a mall in Orlando and found a clip to hold up my cell phone as it charged in an outlet. I didn’t take a picture but a couple of years ago, that would’ve never existed. Today, I asked Michael from HardwareGeeks.com how his Eikon Digital Privacy Manager for his PC was working, because I had also received one sometime last year and had finally had the time to check it out, on my latest business trip. The only issue I had was that I had forgotten to pack the software. He gave me the link to download the driver, but the most interesting part of the conversation was me telling him I couldn’t keep track of all my passwords, so I had no hope but to use this (hopefully amazing) product.
A couple of online articles later, I stumbled across this one on News.com.
Now, who the heck ever thought we would need insurance on our passwords?
Yes, I know, when JLo insured her butt, we were all surprised, but come on, did you ever think your aol password would need this? Or facebook.com?
According to this article, this new service, Legacy Locker, will allow ‘subscribers’ to designate password beneficiaries (for lack of a better term). So once the subscriber passes away, the death will need to be confirmed by two of the beneficiaries. A death certificate will need to be sent and then the passwords and secret codes will be released.
Years ago this would’ve seemed absurd but after reading the article you will see that it is not. It may even be a big hit. I know if I passed today, I’d just need my mom to find my handy dandy financial everything / yearly planner / budget spreadsheet and she’d be able to handle my business once I’m gone.
Now for those of you out there without a massive Excel spreadsheet, I suggest you keep this on your radar.
(and if you have trouble remembering all of your passwords, come back to the site to read the review on Eikon’s Digital Privacy Manager – I’m going to try to make use of it this weekend.)