RoboForm First Impressions
I’ve been given a copy of RoboForm Pro to try out, installing it and its accompanying Firefox add-on. But as I now try it on my computer, I can’t help but wonder, how secure is this program? The official FAQ claims that saved passwords are encrypted with strong algorithms like AES, but it’s honestly worryingly quiet about what steps are taken to protect your passwords from Siber Systems (the makers of RoboForm).
How do I know that they aren’t secretly pulling my passwords through their own software? I know encryption like AES is supposed to protect the data from anyone, including whoever made the encrypting program, but I think Siber Systems needs to be more clear about this. They need explicit statements explaining that “the encryption we use protects your passwords from even us” or something similar. In any case, if I’ve missed anything, feel free to comment in RoboForm’s defense below.
Watch out for a review on RoboForm soon! My first impression of RoboForm is also a matter of good timing, given all the password phishing scams now going around.