Friday, 27 October 2006

Frugal living: free "safe deposit" box has a great idea - users get a free small-sized Online Safe Deposit Box for one year, and can upgrade to a larger permanent box for as little as $3 per month. The key requirement for using online storage of your valuable records is that your stuff is "truly secure" as they say.

So far, their web site appears to still be in test mode - their "recent news" says:
Final testing of our Secure Online Safe Deposit Box has now been
successfully completed. Please re-visit us in the next two weeks as
new content is introduced on the site and press announcements are added.

And when you go to the FAQ page you get the following security warning:

which isn't critical, but would be off-putting to many potential customers.

Also, the FAQ itself consists simply of a message to "Please email for customer support."

I'll sign up for a free "small-sized" Online Safe Deposit Box to check out the service with some non-critical documents. It will be interesting to see how this service develops over the next few months.

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