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The digital entropy of death: BSides Manchester

Last week, I gave a talk at BSides Manchester based on a previous blog series for Malwarebytes Labs called “The digital entropy of death.” What do you do when a relative or close friend dies, leaving all of their digital accounts lying around for anyone to break into and make use of? Which companies have provisions in place for being able to “claim” said accounts, offering … [Read more...]

The digital entropy of death: what happens to your online accounts when you die

Unless you’re planning on having your mind jammed inside some sort of computer chip, eventually mortality will catch up and you’re going to have to work out what you’ll do with all of your online accounts. When it’s time to shuffle off this mortal coil, you might, theoretically, be slightly annoyed if someone is using your dormant accounts to spam viagra or fake Twitter … [Read more...]