Review: Passwd v1.2 by Thomas Kilmer


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: All 22 Wallet Apps, Reviewed. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Passwd v1.2 by Thomas Kilmer

Passwd ($1) is a small app that is devoted solely to the storage of passwords. Fields are provided only for the storage of basic web login and password information, along with a URL to the web site and a free-form notes field. An integrated browser is included to open the URL and display the user id and password in a pop-up window.

The biggest problem with this particular application is the same one we’ve identified with several others—a complete lack of encryption. Information is stored not even in an SQLite database, but actually in PLIST files, including both the application password itself and any “secured” logins. It’s cheap, but hugely insecure. iLounge Rating: F.

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Company: Thomas Kilmer


Title: Passwd

Price: $1

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

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