10 security reasons to upgrade to iOS 7

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3. iCloud keychain

Source:  Rob Buckley

Although pulled at the last moment from the initial release of iOS 7 (but still flagged as ‘Coming soon’), Apple has included support for password syncing between devices using its iCloud service. As well as log-in information, the iCloud keychain can store credit card information using 256-bit AES encryption. It also can generate passwords, making it more likely employees will choose strong passwords. Similar to Chrome and Firefox syncing, Apple’s version is even more limited, restricting syncing to anyone with an Apple ID, its Safari browser on iOS 7 and Macs running OS X 10.9 (aka ‘Mavericks’). There is no word when Apple will be reintroducing it, but it is likely that it will be at the same time or soon after Mavericks is released. 

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