1Password for iPad, 1Password Pro, and all iOS versions of 1Password received a major security update yesterday. The new version number for 1Password for iPad is 3.6.5 and here are some brief details on it and the change list:
1Password for iPhone, 1Password for iPad, and 1Password Pro(for both iPhone and iPad) have just been updated to version 3.6.5. All of the changes are behind the scenes, but they include a great security enhancement to how your Master Password is protected. Different versions may become available at different times in different locations, so if your free update isn’t ready for download just yet, try again in a little bit.
★ Improved security. Now using 10,000 PBKDF2 iterations to protect the encryption key.
★ Dropbox authentication tokens are now stored in the system keychain.
★ Better support for iPad retina display.
★ Improved Login filling.
☂ Bug fixes.
If you want even more detail on the security upgrade, check out this blog post from AgileBits, the developers of the app: http://blog.agilebits.com/2012/04/09/1password-ios-pbkdf2-goodness/
I’ve been a user of 1Password on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad for years now. It’s a superb app, and one of the things I like best about it is the developers’ great approach. You can bet your bottom dollar that every time there’s a relevant new vulnerability discovered in iOS or OS X, they provide timely info on their blog and timely updates to keep their apps rock solid and secure.
Here’s an App Store link for 1Password for iPad; it’s priced at $9.99.