If you heard about the Heartbleed security bug recently, you may be scrambling around, trying to reset your passwords and check account information. Many of us were spooked that this security bug was found in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library and rendered much of our online information totally open and vulnerable.
Now, if you’ve changed your passwords but still are looking for an extra layer of protection, we’ve got a security app that’s going to let you sleep easy at night.
From user names and passwords, to credit card data and images, ScipherKey has you covered when it comes to your digital protection.
This app will prompt you for a password as soon as you download it. It will even warn you if your password is weak, and encourages you to add additional letters, numbers and characters to strengthen your password accordingly.
Once you’ve entered a heavy and comprehensive password, you’ll want to answer some added security questions, such as your childhood nickname, etc.
Once you’re in, you can change your security questions, and begin to store information in a plethora of different sections. These include, emails, credit cards, bank accounts, ID cards, Wifi info, notes, photos and more.
The app can even help you generate a new password via its internal password generator. This will churn out an infinite number of password combinations, and is without a doubt, one of the most impressive features of the app.
Concept and Functionality:
This app is simple enough to use, and considering the recent security revelations rippling across the Industrial Internet and beyond, is certainly worth a download.
The app does, however, beg a certain question. Wouldn’t I be better off spreading my password info across multiple locations, rather than consolidating them?
Since this app ultimately only requires one password, and encourages you to store all of your personal data inside of it, it could, if breached, render you more vulnerable than ever. Of course if you use a passcode login on your iPhone or iPad you’ve just improved the situation quite a bit. Another issue here is that strong passwords that are unique for each of your accounts, by definition, are going to be impossible to remember so you’ll have to record them somewhere. Just some food for thought.
Is this app worth $2.99? We can’t quite say that it’s earned each penny in its price tag. This is especially true considering the variety of free security apps that dance around the App Store, just waiting to be downloaded. You can also check out their video on YouTube.
Still, this app does pack a punch and come with enough security features to keep us content.
ScipherKey requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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