Software, Hardware, Silverware

Make It Invisible

Rich Mogull for MacWorld:

For many years, Apple tended to choose good user experience at the expense of leaving users vulnerable to security risks. That strategy worked for a long time, in part because Apple’s comparatively low market share made its products less attractive targets. But as Apple products began to gain in popularity, many of us in the security business wondered how Apple would adjust its security strategies to its new position in the spotlight.

While I feel bad for the fine folks at AgileBits, I’ll be switching to iCloud Keychain for secure password storage once iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks ship. The convenience of being built into the browser outweighs any of the pro-user features 1Password has to offer.

I remember when Apple used to tout “Macs don’t get viruses”. It’s hard to argue that Apple hasn’t knocked security out of the park.