Reply to post: Terrible idea

Apple backs down from barring widow her dead husband's passwords

Lysenko

Terrible idea

You could easily get banged up on remand for a month and the authorities might think there is evidence on your PC. You can elect to refuse to hand over the password, but if it gets automatically sent to your next of kin after a month you place them in the invidious position of either selling you out or else risking jail to defend your principles/privacy.

If anyone wants to use my kit after I expire they can wipe the drives and reinstall the OS. If that isn't possible with Apple kit then I'll add it to my existing list of reasons why I avoid fruity bling.

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