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Password security at is a level above the rest

Given the recent data breach at Target -- where more than 100 million customers' credit card information was stolen -- consumers who like to frequent and shop at might be glad to know that when it comes to e-retail security, Apple is top-notch. The news comes from Dashlane research, which...

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Talkcast tonight, 7pm PT/10pm ET: Dog days edition!

It's Sunday again, like it or not, and as long as you can turn the air conditioner down low enough so the noise doesn't drown it out, you can join us tonight to record the Talkcast! We'll be discussing the latest and greatest (or not so greatest) news on Mountain Lion, the Apple/Samsung Showcase ...

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Security oversight reduces complexity of Apple ID passwords

One of our readers pointed out a hiccup on Apple's security settings for Apple ID passwords. While Apple ID passwords usually require a mix of capital and lowercase letters, this issue removes that condition. Earlier this year Apple changed the password requirements for Apple ID, the credenti...

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Apple servers hacked by Anonymous

According to Anonymous' twitter account, the hacking group used a SQL injection exploit to pull down the usernames and passwords of several accounts from an Apple-run server ( The passwords appear encrypted so there is little threat that others can abuse this account information....

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iPhone passcode bypassed by security researchers

A group of German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology report that they've cracked the iPhone's keychain system, allowing access to the passwords saved on any phone in just six minutes. By jailbreaking the target phone and installing an SSH app on it, the hackers...

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Our favorite tips and hints for 1Password, now out on Windows and Chrome

1Password is having a big week. The Windows version has arrived at version 1.0, and Google Chrome support has been added. In addition, there are a lot of new 1Password users this week, thanks to Agile's promotion that let users give away free licenses to friends. Not using 1Password yet? New custome...

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1Password 2.9 and the Agile Keychain

We may have mentioned it one or two (dozen) times, but 1Password is a great solution for securely managing passwords, credit cards and notes on a Mac (and recently the iPhone). If you're a 1Password fan, be sure to check out the 2.9 release from last weekend; it has a pretty huge new feature. For qu...

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Mac 101: Retrieve lost passwords

Everyone eventually forgets a password or two. It's OK, don't be ashamed. Even your friends at TUAW have committed this error. Honestly. Ivan at CreativeBits offers a simple way to reveal a forgotten password with Mac OS X's Keychain Access application. You'll find it in your Utilities folder (which...

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Secure your Mac: Keychain on the move

Victor's Mac 101 yesterday gave you the basics of the Keychain, so we all know what it's good for -- keeping your passwords and credentials in a convenient, automatic and protected file. Still, that's an awful lot of passwordy goodness to keep in one place, especially if some of those passwords are ...

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Mac 101: Keychain

The Keychain on your Mac is a little application buried in the Utilities folder in your Applications folder. I say buried because I think Keychain is sadly neglected by most users. Here are some things you can do with it: Save web page passwords Save login info (aside from websites, like your ...

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TUAW Tip: Safari's reset button

Brandon sent us a great tip that I should have known was in Safari, but that I hadn't found yet. For you paranoids out there, the Safari 3 beta offers an easy way to clean up every single thing you've ever done, including the history, passwords, cookies, and even favicons and Autofill text. Under th...

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