best way to store login and passwords??
Just read an article about security flaws found in both the iPhone and Android platforms, and the numerous iPhone apps which can scan your address book.
The article didn't mention which apps. Have you heard which apps have security flaws? I store all my login and password info (in short form) in my address book.
Any suggestions on where/how to store all the password info we have these days? I want to be able to access it on my iphone and my macbook.
- 08-14-2010, 04:19 PM #2
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I have used 1Password for a long time now. It covers the wide range, uses 256bit encryption offers an iPhone|iTouch|iPad and a desktop version for MAC and Windows I believe is in beta. Really a solid app and you can tap (click) the link and auto login to the site.
- 08-14-2010, 06:39 PM #6iPhone Intermediate
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Your address book is the worse place to keep passwords. There are many apps that can (some with your permission) like words with friends and facebook. I have used 1password amd I now use Lastpass with the recommendation of Steve Gibson of gibson securities.
Last edited by toomanyphones; 08-14-2010 at 09:35 PM.
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But again - why duplicate the thread. This is now identical to the thread I referenced earlier.
Nobody asked what apps get information from an address book. The OP said he kept passwords in his address book - really dumb move - which is why he wanted an app to do it.
- 08-14-2010, 10:28 PM #13
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1password just updated recently to include sync'ing through dropbox, so now you dont need to wirelessly sync (via wifi) to your mac. the DB stored on dropbox is still encrypted so anyone that obtains access to your data will still need to figure out how to decrypt that mess..
-Step 2, delete it
-Step 3, download one of the MANY programs that use secure encryption to store your items
-Step 4, go to itunes and subscribe to Security Now podcast, and scare yourself to death over what you did... Theres a plethora of information and reviews of 1password and Last Pass on that podcast.
- 08-15-2010, 11:24 AM #16
Actually if you look at my original post, I did ask the following question.
"The article didn't mention which apps. Have you heard which apps have security flaws? I store all my login and password info (in short form) in my address book."
For those of you with actual helpful information rather than responding with hateful spew. Thanks.
I will never understand why people have to be so rude because the internet is not a face to face interaction.
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- 08-15-2010, 05:47 PM #21iPhone Intermediate
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Last edited by toomanyphones; 08-15-2010 at 05:51 PM.