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4-03-2009 @ 5:03PM
Other iphone apps can't read the authenticator's data; all apps are "sandboxed", ie they only get to play within their private walled-in space of memory and the file system.Besides, even if the sandbox could be breached somehow that wouldn't matter. How would the app possibly get hold of your account information? You never need to enter THAT into the iphone, so no chance of stealing it! It's not a matter of "only" getting hold of the account info... If I find your keyring lying in the street would I automatically know where your house is so that I can unlock your door and steal your stuff? No, of course not. Merely having the authenticator's encryption key is absolutely USELESS on its own.This system is QUITE secure. Not absolutely, totally infallible, but then again - what system is? No system is ever going to be 100% perfect as long as it is designed by human beings, or have to interact with them (since we are, as a general rule, rather imperfect.)
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