[Cryptography] Secret sharing for family members
stephan.neuhaus at zhaw.ch
Fri Oct 16 02:42:38 EDT 2020
On 10/15/20 5:25 PM, Christian Huitema wrote:
> On 10/14/2020 9:16 PM, Richard Outerbridge wrote:
>>> On 2020-10-14 (288), at 20:50:51, Ángel <angel at crypto.16bits.net>
>>> On 2020-10-10 at 08:29 -0700, Henry Baker wrote:
>>>> In these days of 'digital estates', where each of us
>>>> controls a large swath of digital accounts,
>> [ …. ]
>>>> 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.
> If you are going to store it in a safe, printing on paper seems the
If I'm not mistaken, many modern printers will store the printed
document locally on a disk. If that's so, and if stealing the printer
and recovering the key that way is in your attacker model, then copying
the key by hand seems to be the way.
PS: The last time I bought a CD burning drive was two years ago. I don't
see why that should be an issue (yet), at least in Switzerland.
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