Dave’s Computer Tips: Passwords when you pass away

Passwords when you pass away

by Dave Hartsock for Daves Computer Tips

How will you pass on your passwords when you pass away?

Have you ever considered what your family would go through trying to gain access to your various online accounts when you die? I know it’s not a pleasant thing to think about, but nothing about death and the various arrangements thereof ever is pleasant. Yet, it is something that must be done at some point, lest your family go through additional agony during an already difficult time. If you haven’t considered how to make it easy for your family to clean up and/or transfer your online accounts after your demise, then this article is for you.

I actually started to think about it after a client requested that I provide him with all of the logins to the various servers, backups, managed endpoint protection and special support email accounts. He said he got to thinking about where he would be if I “got hit by a bus.” He’d be lost and would not be able to manage his business or replace my services smoothly. That day, I gave him everything I had and wrote up how to change all of the logins if he needed to.

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5 thoughts on “Dave’s Computer Tips: Passwords when you pass away

  1. I HAVE A LENOVO THAT WAS WILLED TO ME UPON.DEATH ,OCCURED SUDDENLY,LEAVING ME WITH A PASSWORD PROBLEM. CANT OPEN WINDOWS 7.HAVE DECEACEDS NAME IN PLACE BUT NO PASSWORD.WHAT NOW.I CONTACED LENOVO BU NO RESPONSE.TOOK IT TO STAPLES.TECH TRIED TO CRACK IT WITH A DISC HE USED.

  2. As I use LastPass all my wife needs is one password. She already has it as I do not hide info from her, on the computer or otherwise.

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