What happens to your digital life when you die? The answer is only slightly less philosophical than what happens to your soul. The laws, as least in the US, haven’t kept up with the times and there aren’t clear rules for who has legal rights to your online accounts or the files you’ve stored in the cloud. In today’s episode, I’ll tell you how to prepare for your inevitable digital afterlife.
In other news, Facebook revealed that 100’s of millions of its users passwords were left open on internal servers, ransomware has hit one of the world’s largest producers of aluminum, the Pwn2Own bug hunt contest shows us how to do responsible disclosures, a critical flaw has been found in implanted defibrillators leaving them vulnerable to hacking, and DARPA is hoping to fix our broken voting systems.
- My blog article on Digital Afterlife: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/preparing-for-your-digital-afterlife/
- Facebook’s password screwup: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/03/facebook-stored-hundreds-of-millions-of-user-passwords-in-plain-text-for-years/
- Critical defibrillator bugs: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/critical-flaw-lets-hackers-control-lifesaving-devices-implanted-inside-patients