Who Can I Trust With My Password?

We all have someone that we trust.

Even though there are some people in the world that trust no-one, for the most part we all have at least one person that we put our faith in.

Most of us have more than one.

When it comes to our web based accounts, we are going to need someone that we trust to be able to access our accounts just in case something happens to us.

Even in the digital age, people still get sick, or worse.

Just like you would have someone handle your real life affairs, you are going to need someone to handle your online affairs as well.

This is a new area that we are in since we never had to worry about this problem before.

So let’s talk about the requirements that someone should have if you are going to give them all of this power.

can you trust anyone with your password?

can you trust anyone with your password?

Who Can You Trust With Your Passwords?

The first thing that you want to look at when it comes to this question is whether you trust this person with your life.

You are giving them a lot of power over you and you must make sure that they are willing to use this power responsibly.

It should be someone that you have known for a long time.

Even though it doesn’t seem like it at the time, a lot of friendships do not last for a long time.

They may last for a couple of years but that is it.

You will have many friends over your lifetime; very few of them will be people that you know for over a decade.

So it may be better to give it to a trusted family member for safe keeping.

These are people who you have known all of your life and you will probably know them in the future as well but you should not give it to just any family member though; it should be someone that you trust immensely.

It might work out better for you if you split the responsibility of the password and the username between different people – this way no-one is tempted to open your accounts before you need them to.

You can give one person the usernames of the different accounts that you have and give them explicit instructions on when you need them to open it and you can do the same for the person that is holding the password.

Which Web Sites Should They Have Access To?

They do not need access to every web site that you visit – some of the sites may be very private and you do not want anyone to know that you visit them, but they do need access to the important web sites that you visit.

They may need your bank web site and your brokerage web site as well.

They basically need all the sites that you or a family member might need access to for important matters to if you are not able to do it.

If anything was to happen to you, you must make sure that you have someone that is able to take over.

This way, you will have the peace of mind that even if you are not able to in person, you will still be able to take care of you and your family’s needs.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Some of the sites may be private, and you don’t want anyone to know that you visit them? *like what* 😉
    Good thoughts Lee, I think there is definitely a demographic that this kind of strategy would apply to and work for. But probably not everyone. I for one, still try to avoid banking online since I don’t think the security protocols are up to snuff… yet.

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