Security Experts Have Broken the iPhone Keychain

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 6:17am
CHICAGO, /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have discovered a way for hackers to access passwords stored on a locked iPhone in only six minutes, without even cracking the phone's passcode. The new technique lets anyone easily access the locked information stored in the iPhone's keychain. This includes the email accounts, LDAP Accounts, Voicemail, Wi-Fi Passwords and VPN passwords.

Keeper software from Callpod, Inc. solves this problem. Keeper is an application for the iPhone and other operating systems that stores your passwords and secret information using 128-bit AES encryption. Keeper is approved by the U.S. Government and supports the protection of top secret information. With Keeper, your information never passes through the iPhone keychain and is therefore not vulnerable to attack by hackers.

Keeper also utilizes Self-Destruct protection if enough attempts at entering the password by a hacker fail. Your data is stored on Keeper's Cloud Security Vault™. Keeper allows you to transmit your data between verified devices via The Cloud Security Vault utilizing secure socket layer (SSL) and 128-bit AES ciphers.

Keeper's CTO, Craig Lurey, states, "This is exactly why we built Keeper. Users need to know that someone is looking out for them to protect them on their mobile devices. Mobile devices are, without a doubt, the most vulnerable data centric devices in our lives."

Keeper was created in 2009 and currently has over 4.5 million users. Keeper also supports Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile/Phone 7, Vodafone, Windows Vista/7, Mac OS X and Linux.

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