* Posts by Cripes Chief!

19 posts • joined 5 Dec 2013

If the worst should happen?

Cripes Chief!

If the worst should happen?

A recent family illness has brought home to me the importance of storing all my passwords and stuff that only I know somewhere where my next of kin could access it.

I use Keepass to store my passwords on my phone and backed up on a home NAS. Access to both is password controlled.

I've been contemplating how, should I die or be taken ill, my kids or spouse could gain access to my password vault.

I considered creating a file with the key passwords and putting it on an encrypted USB drive and storing that somewhere safe, either externally with a family member or hidden somewhere at home. What I would then need to do is store the decryption password somewhere else or with someone else where the two things would not ordinarily come together except in the event of said tragedy.

Has anyone else considered this or have a good solution?

Mappy days! Ordnance Survey offers up free map of UK greenery

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Re: mafia

I use Viewranger at present, what App do you use that gives you full UK access for £20/yr and what scale does it go to?

Lester Haines: RIP

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Re: Remembered


Please raise your glasses,

Lester Haines

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Next Tuesday it will be a year since Lester departed this mortal coil. I for one will be raising a glass in his honour.

But to truly honour him, shouldn't we get LOHAN airborne?

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Very sad news. Condolences to the team at El Reg and especially Lester's family. He'll be much missed.

Three mobile data network GOES TITSUP across Blighty

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I was running a speed test during my lunch hour and it kept falling over at 50 meg download, how can a person peruse tinternet at those speeds. Shameless

Atomic keyrings: Just how bright are they?

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Super Bright

When you leave them in full sun during the day or near a lightbulb at night, they seem to absorb light and really glow in the dark then.

UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Lets hope

It goes on for a while as I live under the Luton Flight path and it would be nice to have a peaceful nights sleep for a change

WATCH Rosetta's Philae's SUCCESSFUL drop on Comet 67P

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Bam - It's done! Congrats

Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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Re: Old school hacking ...

And because it looks nice with the side lamps on she says as she closes the door on leaving the room!

US team claims PARIS paper plane launch crown

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Isn't that more of a drone than a plane considering theirs had no Playmonaught on board?

Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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I want one!

can't stand the blighters

Rockall pod-dweller braces for stormy weather

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Lets also have the bird list please

EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Tried to change password ..

It's not obvious, click on the arrow next to your profile name in top left corner and select Personal details. It is then list as an option in the next screen.

But like others have said, although I changed my PW my old one was working fine

Your files held hostage by CryptoDefense? Don't pay up! The decryption key is on your hard drive

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Re: Location of the Microsoft/Crypto folder depends on the Windows version

Same for Win7

Morrisons supermarket hit by MASSIVE staff payroll data robbery

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Of course, only GCHQ are allowed to legally steal data

Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Why not just turn your filter completely off and save the hassle of moving?

Two million TERRIBLE PASSWORDS stolen by malware attackers

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Re: Sick and tired of remembering hundreds of passwords

I was guilty of reusing a couple of passwords for multiple sites and did eventually turn to KeePass and haven't looked back since. All sites I use have a minimum 20 character password automatically generated when I create an entry.

The only downside is I keep my database on an encrypted USB (backed up in my own cloud at home) so have to sort that out before I can access them and the auto type is a bit flaky on quite a few sites. Apart from that it's bloody marvellous.


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