In episode 308, we discuss the often overlooked topic of password management for the elderly. Addressing the commonly held belief that writing down passwords is a bad idea, we discuss the nuances and context of this practice. Elderly individuals who may struggle with technology can benefit from recording passwords, but we discuss the importance of putting suitable controls around this. We also touch on usability issues associated with technology changes and the consequences of not planning for what happens to a person’s digital presence after they pass away.
Do you have your own tips or stories of your experiences with passwords and the elderly? We would love to hear your comments on our YouTube video, on X, or on the episode post on sharedsecurity.net!
** Links mentioned on the show *
Cybersecurity for Seniors
Apple iOS – Request access to a deceased friend or family member’s account
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