[Cryptography] Secret sharing for family members

Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamilton at acm.org
Thu Oct 15 15:39:04 EDT 2020

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 21:17, Richard Outerbridge observed,
>> On 2020-10-14 (288), at 20:50:51, Ángel <angel at crypto.16bits.net> wrote:
>>> Are there any products/services that *safely* handle these
>>> situations?

>> Store an offline copy (such as a CD) of the password manager file
>> holding all those digital estates in a safe.
>> If the need arises that you are (temporarily or permanently) unable to
>> handle your 'digital estate', your family member may take the safe key
>> from you and access it.
>> A physical solution seems preferable than a cryptonerd one here.

> Umm, when was the last time you bought a CD burning drive equipped laptop 
> let alone PC?  Let alone blank CDs from a neighbourhood convenience store? 
> Let alone a safety deposit box, &tc, &tc.

Now it is easier with a USB "disk" or SD card and an essential printed HOWTO, 
all held in a safe deposit box along with the HOWTO in custody elsewhere, such 
as wherever a copy of your will is retained.  Refresh appropriately from 

Works for private keys, revocation statements, 2factor loss recoveries, 
file-system decryption keys and recoveries of licensed operating systems (i.e. 
Windows 10).

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