Wednesday, 3 September 2008

03. ICED - In Case of Emergency (Dyslexia)

The In Case of Emergency (ICE) system was invented by ambulance workers in Essex (UK) and was proposed so that everybody would put their emergency contact person details in their mobile phone so that if they were involved in an accident, the emergency services knew who to telephone. The extension of that is to have one person or place where, for example, passwords are stored. So, for example, you could give a list of your password to a friend or relative in a sealed envelop. But the danger is you may forget who you gave it to. By having a standard place that everybody uses, you will remember where the password are stored. This could also apply to security codes for software or any other emergency detail. And of course if you use KeyPass (see earlier blog entry) or similar, you can reduce the number of items you need to store.

No comments: