Website Offers Post-Mortem Security

Departed users can leave wills, photos, passwords to family
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2008 2:50 PM CDT acts as an online safe deposit box.   (
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(Newser) – Think of it as a safe deposit box for the dearly departed: A website in California allows subscribers to store digital versions of important stuff—wills, photos, credit card numbers, bicycle lock combinations, you name it—so beneficiaries don't have to scramble after the funeral, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Sounds farfetched, but soon expects to have 1 million American and international clients.

“It's the sort of thing you don't want to think about," says one user. "And once you put it all together in a single safe place, you don't have to.” When a subscriber dies, beneficiaries and, usually, a lawyer receive access the information. The site's creator says it's ultra-secure and uses the same encryption method as the National Security Agency.