Apps that remember your potatoes safe?

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    Are apps that remember your password safe?

    Hi all,

    Any one know the scoop on apps that tell you that they will store all your password info? Are these apps safe? For example: ShapeWriter.

    Thanks.

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    I don't know of any apps that remember potatoes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SliceBurgSlim View Post
    I don't know of any apps that remember potatoes....
    potato spy :rofl3:

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    Mr. Potato Head App?
    Come here little sheep; I have a nice juicy apple for you!
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    Is this an example of bad ducking predictive text ?

    (there's a joke in there if you look for it) :D
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    I was so confused by potatoes.

    I thought it had something to do with a potato cooking timer. O_O;;
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    Lol and dang. I (the OP) realized only now what all the potato cracks are about. Yes, this is a case of bad prejudice text... again! Predictive text.

    So the original flavored question still stands...

    There are some apps that, before installing, say that they will remember your passwords, any risks here? Thanks

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    I use OISafe to manage passwords

    OISafe is open source, so if you have the skillz you can check the source code for monkey business. I don't, so I trust "the community" to scream if someone slips something in there that I wouldn't like.

    I think you're right to be concerned about predictive text programs saving and then presenting passwords for quick entry. If someone finds your phone, they may try entering a few random letters and suddenly have your passwords displayed. Of course, the person would have to recognize that it is a password (you don't use dictionary words, do you?), and then figure out where it will work (you do use different passwords at different sites, right?).

    The browser cookies are probably a bigger security issue. If you lose your phone and finder goes to your bookmarked email page, if you've saved the PW in the browser the page will open. Ditto for you brokerage account and on-line banking.

    Another security issue is whether the keyboard app you mentioned (or any other app in the phone) starts sending your passwords to some remote site without your knowledge. Such are the hazards of living in a modern age.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for your reply Tyler. I think you covered about every password-breach scenario out there.

    The only one I'm really worried about is the last scenario whereby the app developer might be somehow exporting your password details and accessing accounts...

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    :rofl3:

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