iPhone Password Manager: A Challenger Appears

figure 1: the most important feature is highlighted

There's another password manager on the scene, and this one looks to be the most secure version that I've seen. 1Password is a mac-only application, so there unfortunately isn't a password manager I could securely recommend to Windows iPhone users yet. The application has a little button that sends an encrypted bookmarklet to Safari that you can then sync to your iPhone. You can open the bookmarklet and view your passwords with a master password that you assign within 1Password.

The bit that gives 1Password the nod above others at the moment is that the bookmarklet is encrypted with good cryptography. The blowfish cipher is a well-respected cipher by Bruce Schneier, one of the most respected cryptologists out there, and 1Password uses blowfish's maximum key length of 448 bits within the bookmarklet. So, if you're looking to store your passwords with heavy-duty security, 1Password might be worth your look.

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iPhone Password Manager: A Challenger Appears


Thanks for the post!
It was an honour to use Bruce Schneier's algorithm in the Sync to iPhone feature. Bruce is one of my heros :)
--Dave Teare
Co-author of 1Password

While this is all very clever, the lack of a native app on the iPhone means you cannot enter or edit the password data.
SplashID does allow entry on the iPhone but doesn't auto-fill forms which is quite a big deal with a mobile device where entering complex passwords is painful.

for Windows there is LogOnce for iPhone
it synchronizes with LogOnceToolbar which is
a password manager for Internet Explorer.
it took me like 5 minutes to install and understand it.
it actually completes the username and the password
in my iPhone.
love it !
here is the site: http://www.logonce.com/toolbar/iphone.htm

Forget it, too expensive. Take a look at iAccounts on the AppStore. Amazing! Flexible record structure and FREE backup application you can download from web site. It works on WINDOWS AND MAC and is FREE! This is the real deal. The name is iAccounts, search for it on the AppStore.