1Password for iOS Improves Database Security

Agilebits released an update for 1Password for iOS on Monday that improved data security by strengthening the protection for user’s database encryption key.

The 3.6.5 update now uses 10,000 PBKDF2 iterations to protect its database encryption key, which will make is substantially more difficult for an attacker to hack into your database with a brtue force attack. The update also added Dropbox authentication tokens to the system keychain, improved the process for filling in logins, and fixed several bugs.

1Password for iOS: Now even more secure1Password for iOS: Now even more secure

1Password is an app that stores sensitive information, like login credentials for websites, bank account information, and credit card numbers in a an encrypted and secure database. The database can be synced via Dropbox with other iOS devices running 1Password, and with 1Password for the Mac.

1Password 3.6.5 is priced at US$9.99 for the iPhone and iPad, and iPassword Pro — a universal app — costs $14.99. The updates are free and the apps are available at Apple’s iTunes-based App Store.