The impending arrival of iCloud Keychain has thrown a spotlight onto apps used to store sensitive data, including our longtime favorite, 1Password. The folks behind lesser-known contender Passwarden have seized this opportunity to overhaul their own app, but they haven’t gone far enough quite yet. Like 1Password, Passwarden stores login, credit card, and other data with 256-bit AES encryption, with the option to sync it between OS X and iOS. Although the core functionality is largely the same, Passwarden’s freemium business model is a real kick in the teeth.
Apple already has a lot of security features baked into the Mac. From its strong, well-tested Unix foundation to the built-in privacy features of OS X, it’s one of the most secure operating systems available to consumers. A lot of users, however, make mistakes in their daily usage that can severely compromise the security of their Mac. We’ll show you these pitfalls and help you lock down your Mac to make your privacy, digital information, and even your hardware less likely to be compromise, covering everything from user accounts to the physical security layer of your computing workflow.
For better or for worse, passwords might be here to stay (regardless of what Bill Gates said in 2004), but that doesn't mean you have to put up with their associated annoyances and the need to remember dozens of different passwords for the sites you frequent. That's where AgileBits' 1Password comes in, and for a limited time, you can acquire it for both iOS and Mac for 50 percent off the regular price.
Plagued with high-profile hacks in recent months, Twitter is finally getting serious about security with a new two-step login verification -- but users will need to actually enable it first before they'll be protected.
Another weekend, another recap! And what a truly weird, wild weekend it was, which kicked off with Apple discovering (and then plugging) a big security hole in its Apple ID password reset system, Nokia's CEO tossing a reporter's iPhone and a look at how the Cleveland Museum of Art is implementing the iPad for personalized tours. Missed all of those stories? Then you've come to the right place, my friends...
While there wasn't a huge amount of tech news over the weekend aside from an Evernote security scare, we've managed to dig up a heaping handful of tidbits for you, including a look at Apple's Lighting Digital AV Adapter and future Campus 2 headquarters, as well as missing store credit for CinemaNow customers and more. Won't you join us for a quick Monday morning catch-up?
Exactly how fast can someone rack up a $2,500 tab with a free App Store game? One five-year-old across the pond did it in a matter of minutes, with the unwitting help of his parents and their password.