Read_694 – Locked Out of My Digital Life [edent]

“Last night, lightning struck our house and burned it down. I escaped wearing only my nightclothes. In an instant, everything was vaporised. Laptop? Cinders. Phone? Ashes. Home server? A smouldering wreck. Yubikey? A charred chunk of gristle. This presents something of a problem.” – Edent
Today we read a story told from the perspective of someone who’s entire life changed by the strike of lightning, and suddenly they were locked out of everything. A great short read to start thinking about the failure modes of our security setup, and which definitely got me to reconsider a couple of elements of my own system. With more and more of our value digital, this is increasingly important.

Check out the original with lots of comments and other things to explore at the link below:

I’ve locked myself out of my digital life

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