2009/1/14 Andrew McGill <list2008 at lunch.za.net>:
> The big problem with encrypting everything is, when I am dead and gone (or
> temporarily insane for 6 months) my encrypted data will not be available to
> anyone - e.g. the proof that my insurance *was* fully paid up. They may have
> multiple copies of the key, but they don't have *me* to jump them through the
> hoops of flaming fire.
> Maybe a hard copy is the solution: I hereby bequeath my GPG key -----BEGIN PGP
> PRIVATE KEY BLOCK----- (two pages of printed text) ... to the tech-savviest
> of my offspring (you know who you are) with the secret password of my street
> address during 2009 (in the form "123 Blah Street"). This key can be used to
> decrypt the file "private_data" which you will have to look all over to
> find - but please be nice to my former employers, and do not sabotage their
> systems, even if you think they contributed to my (untimely?) demise.
I did something very much like this, but with my best friend as the
I also encrypt everything important to my wife's private key. She may
not know how to decrypt stuff, but she at least knows who to ask for
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