Each time a massive hack or leak makes news, 1Password sales go up. Each time celebrity nudes get stolen, a few more people realize that their data is not as secure as they thought it was, and consider what can be done. The developers at AgileBits say they’re just as bummed when something gets hacked — but it’s hard to deny the marketing power of a security flaw in selling an app that promotes better, stronger passwords.
With the launch of iOS 8, AgileBits decided to make its pricey (by App Store standards) $17.99 app free, putting it within reach of just about anyone. Since then, the app has been downloaded over 3 million times, but 1Password is still far from a household word. We spoke with with AgileBits’ Jeff Shiner and David Chartier about the state of online security, the viability of biometric passwords, and what it’s going to take to make "password managers" mainstream... More at The Verge.
So how do you deal with password security on your desktop and mobile device? I must admit that I didn't realise how much I rely on 1Password until I read the above interview.