Apple Announces iCloud Keychain, 1Password-Like Password Manager

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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.

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94 months ago
In light of PRISM i'm wary...
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94 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.
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94 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.
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94 months ago

In light of PRISM i'm wary...

They already have all your things don't worry
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94 months ago
LOL. I bought 1Password yesterday :rolleyes:
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94 months ago

In light of PRISM i'm wary...


I felt the same way when they were demo-ing iWorks in the cloud.
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