Switch off: iPhone Trick that keeps passwords secure has just been turned off

Switch off: iPhone Trick that keeps passwords secure has just been turned off

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  • “You will no longer be able to install or reinstall Firefox Lockwise from the App Store or Google Play Store,” Mozilla said.

  • Support for Firefox Lockwise, an iOS and Android app that let users manage passwords across mobile and desktop, will end on December 13.

“iOS version 1.8.1 and Android version 4.0.3 will be the last releases for Firefox Lockwise.

After the shutdown, Firefox users can continue to access their saved passwords in the Firefox desktop and mobile browsers, Mozilla said.

“The application may continue to work on your device, but it will no longer receive support or security updates.”

Currently, however, those passwords can only be accessed through the Firefox browser.

That means if you want to login to the Facebook iOS app, for instance, you’ll have to first open Firefox to copy and paste the password over.

Mozilla said it was working on a version of the Firefox app that would allow it to function as a systemwide password manager.

Lockbox launched in 2018 and gave users a way to access saved passwords and perform autofills on iOS, Android, and desktop. It later became a Firefox extension but was only used by a handful of netizens. Most of its core functions have since been added to the Firefox apps.

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