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iCloud Keychain

Postby Bubbly » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:33 am

I haven't heard anything from you guys yet. What do you think about the news from WWDC? Perhaps blog about it? :)

- iCloud Keychain
- Safari's password manager has been updated as well

Plus: has anyone checked out whether or not OS X Keychain.app has been updated? And if so, what's new?
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby JoeSiegrist » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:47 am

- Great to see the market being educated about the needs to use strong random passwords per site -- growing the category is a good thing
- We obviously have way more capabilities and functionality -- this will be Apple ecosystem only.
- Sad to see that developers won't have the ability to plug into Mobile Safari like this new password manager will -- frustrating to watch giant companies make moves like this while they don't allow competition, or even replacement of the default browser...
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby jonat » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:25 am

An interesting read: http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/11/critic ... ependable/ Apple is "shutting the door" on developers ability to enhance the iOS experience beyond the "simple" cartoonish version Jony Ive is so fond of.
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby kilgry » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:45 pm

Agree with Joe, and is one reason I do not purchase Apple products (though am forced to use them at times). Apple is great at simplicity, but monopolies are bad.

I think Apple will still need to prove they know how to do password management and security properly. Apple has a hit and miss history on these items. iCloud security (along with multifactor) is an example of doing it wrong: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05 ... your-data/
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby Bubbly » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:28 am

Thanks for the replies! :)

I'm wondering what LastPass' next step will be on iOS / OS X now with Apple's promise of more APIs.
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby JoeSiegrist » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:59 am

Bubbly Wrote:I'm wondering what LastPass' next step will be on iOS / OS X now with Apple's promise of more APIs.

Where did they make this promise? We'd absolutely love to support more but Apple has been committed to sandboxing capabilities away.
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby Bubbly » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:22 pm

D11, I watched that (live?) prior to WWDC.

http://allthingsd.com/20130529/apples-t ... iew-video/
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby JoeSiegrist » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:54 pm

Bubbly Wrote:D11, I watched that (live?) prior to WWDC. http://allthingsd.com/20130529/apples-t ... iew-video/

WWDC would have been the logical place to roll those out if they were going to do it -- the fact that they didn't is telling...
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby Cyberskier » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:10 pm

I think many users will be disappointed by how locked down iCloud keychain is. If it is possible within Apple's sandbox, a big draw for people might be a premium LastPass feature that would periodically (or manually on demand) sync with the keychain. That would be the best of both worlds - keep using LastPass, while being able to shuttle those passwords into the keychain for easy use in Safari on iOS.
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Re: iCloud Keychain

Postby krazyderek » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:38 pm

I think iOS is clearly one of LastPass's weaknesses, albeit because of apple's strong hold on default iOS browser (a la, IE with early windows). I wonder if just loging into your frequent sites using lastpass in safari (desktop) will prompt iCloud keychain to pickup on the logins and store them so they're 'synced' to iCloud.
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