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Apple Announces iCloud Keychain, 1Password-Like Password Manager

Today at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote, while talking about Mac OS X Mavericks, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a new password manager called iCloud Keychain for Safari.

The feature can remember website logins, credit card numbers and WiFi network information and sync them across all systems. It can also autofill credit card information.

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Federighi noted that iCloud Keychain can also generate and recommend passwords for users and then the system will use that password, if the user chooses, from then on.

Back in April 2012, MacRumors noted that Apple had included strings in developer betas of Safari 5.2 hinting at secure password suggestions coming to Safari in OS X Mountain Lion. Apple did not, however, ultimatelyintroduce the feature for developer or public builds of Mountain Lion.

Related roundup: OS X Mavericks

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16 months ago
In light of PRISM i'm wary...
Rating: 19 Votes
16 months ago

not an expert one by any means - but I've helped out on 10.7 & 10.8.1,2,3 & 4 beta-testing. I don't see anyway that I can let my data/keychain/iWork in the iCloud anywhere near CONUS.

looks like my work PCs will have to migrate to some form of locked-down Ubuntu. I guess I might buy a new MBA for the memories, but as with some of you other users - PRISM and its related technologies give me the message that I WANT TO CONTROL MY OWN DATA AND PII

NSA-Maverix, Nien Danke!


To each his own. I'll take the convenience. If the NSA wants to read my boring ass email full of Amazon receipts and porn spam....then more power to them.
Rating: 14 Votes
16 months ago

To each his own. I'll take the convenience. If the NSA wants to read my boring ass email full of Amazon receipts and porn spam....then more power to them.


And that younglings is how your liberties and privacy perish. Seems like a minor issue now but this leads to far worse.

Very dangerous mentality.
Rating: 13 Votes
16 months ago

In light of PRISM i'm wary...

They already have all your things don't worry
Rating: 10 Votes
16 months ago
LOL. I bought 1Password yesterday :rolleyes:
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago

In light of PRISM i'm wary...


I felt the same way when they were demo-ing iWorks in the cloud.
Rating: 5 Votes
16 months ago

In light of PRISM i'm wary...


Exactly. I don't know why I was expecting them to mention something about it today yet it makes sense for them not to.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago

LOL. I bought 1Password yesterday :rolleyes:


I feel ya, but think about how Agilebits must feel (the devs).
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
LMAO at all the people worrying about privacy.

Let me ask them something: What privacy? YOU NO LONGER HAVE privacy, especially with the Patriot Act and Facebook and with nearly all of Facebook's members posting what they're doing every five seconds, iCloud Keychain seems like a text file compared to Facebook.
Rating: 4 Votes
16 months ago
The push to "the cloud" is being fueled by exactly this sort of "bait". This is a spook agency wet dream. No thanx.
Rating: 3 Votes

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