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Norton Identity Safe syncs, locks down passwords

updated 06:40 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012

Norton opts to compete with 1Password

Norton dipped into a new field for itself Monday with Identity Safe. The app gives Macs, Windows PCs, iOS devices (App Store) and Android (Google Play) a cloud space that stores an encrypted keychain of passwords, similar to AgileBits' 1Password. Going beyond its rival, Norton adds both a unified social sharing shortcut as well as a preemptive anti-phishing system that will check for faked websites in search results, not just when the page loads.

The app can additionally auto-fill common information and save notes. On the desktop, the app isn't browser-specific and should work in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Both the individual apps and the service itself are free. Norton hasn't said how or when it might try for active revenue generation from Identity Safe.





By Electronista Staff
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  1. designr

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2002

    +2

    No, no, not Norton

    Trusting Norton with anything would be a mistake.

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