Beware: SplashID

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    new update is out and it'll erase all your saved data/passwords. only update if you want to re-enter everything.

    sigh....what a drag. maybe i should be using a different password app. any ideas?
     
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Did you back up your phone recently, if you did restore it from back up. It will put back you passwords and junk.
     
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    the restore should work, but if you do want to change, i have been using eWallet and am VERY happy with it. they do not have a desktop syncability for Mac yet, ut they do have for windows - and your data DOES get saved in the backup, so you are never LOST.

    its EASY and fun to use, and i have been using it for about a week now and am VERY happy. I have refered to it a BUNCH of times, and it is REALLY easy to use.
     
  4. khanriazaoif macrumors member

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    1password

    get 1password. It's free on the iPhone and is excellent
     
  5. minhaferzz macrumors newbie

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    I updated this morning and all my passwords are still there. Are you using the desktop version, too?
     
  6. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no, not using the desktop version...just the iphone app.

    i was at work and noticed an update was available, so i d/l'ed it. next thing i know...all data has been wiped. :(

    i've spent some time off/on today re-entering what i could. i really like splash, but i hope they fix this issue for any future updates.
     
  7. kis macrumors 65816

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    didn't have any problems - did the update this morning and all pws are still here!
     
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    For those that updated and kept data, did you update on the phone or on the computer? It might be that since the update process on the phone is a clean install the data is lost, but not on the computer.
     
  9. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    that is very interesting...I'd like to know as well. Maybe it'd be best for everyone to update via itunes on their apps rather than OTA via the iphone.

    however, i've noticed that on my games, if i update OTA, the saved data is still there.

    hmmm...maybe i was an isolated case.
     
  10. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I updated via the phone late last night and had no difficulty. All data were intact. Same when I updated from the first release to the second.

    For those who use it, the desktop version for iPhone has also been updated, and it's important to keep the versions parallel between the phone and the desktop.

    I wanted this app instead of one of the others because it has a desktop companion, which so far at least is missing from the others on iTunes. I expect desktop apps will come for some of them. Migration of my data from an earlier Palm desktop application also went easily.

    YMMV, I guess.
     
  11. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    I used to use SplashID on my Treo and sync to the Mac Desktop App. But after getting my iphone last year I had to move to iPassword. I didn't think I really needed the automated web page login feature but it is actually nice to have all my new logins saved automatically. The latest 1Password is really slick. They replaced the annoying dialog box with a widget that is integrated with the browser (at least Safari). And the syncing between iphone and Mac works as well as could be expected without being tied into the itunes sync.
     
  12. lunarmac macrumors member

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    Kind of an alarmist post isn't?

    I mean YOU had a problem updating doesn't mean everyone will.

    I updated last night and everything went fine and it looks like others did as well.

    I'm sure there are glitches but to slam an app and post it to a popular forum over one incident is irresponsible.


     
  13. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    I lost everything going from 4.0 (original) to 4.02. So I can only assume that going to the latest (which is what, 4.04?) will wipe out my prior data as well.

    I like the interface of SplashID and the fact that it uses 256bit blowfish (which as far I as know has not been cracked and unlike AES is free of government backdoors...yes I'm more paranoid than I have to be).

    Update: updating to 4.04 with the phone itself worked fine. I assume that my problem before was from having the iTunes overwrite the version I had already updated on the phone, as the updating process in iTunes is known to be wonky (people getting false reports of 100s of updates available, etc...).
     
  14. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    stop crying. it wasn't an "alarmist" post. it was me trying to warn people before updating. i just posted what happened and gave people an idea of what could happen.

    sure some won't lose data.......but some may.

    get off your preachers box buddy.
     
  15. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Well, as I read your original post, it was a blanket condemnation, not just a warning about what you experienced so others might practice caution. "...it'll erase all your saved data/passwords" is pretty categorical.

    Seems like you may have been the first one to the preacher's box.
     
  16. kis macrumors 65816

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    I updated via the phone's app store front-end.
     
  17. mark34 macrumors 6502a

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    I updated on the phone... no problems

    Great APP
     
  18. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you should stop calling him irresponsible and put yourself in his shoes:

    He updated an application that wiped out sensitive data. Not wanting others to suffer the same fate, he came onto MR and posted a beware of update thread. Sure, he didn't know that it might have been an isolated case, but I'd much prefer someone do what he did than say nothing because they don't know if it's widespread.

    He could have

    a) Mentioned it like he did. This probably prevented a few people from upgrading for a few hours. If it was a widespread problem, it would have saved people from spending hours re-inputting all of their data.

    b) Not mentioned it. If it turned out to be a problem, many people would have downloaded the update and wiped all their data because he didn't make a thread. Since it isn't a problem, there was no harm done.


    The situation, as I read it, was not anything near an alarmist/irresponsible post. It was cautionary, and I thank the OP for posting it. Sure, I didn't update my SplashID for a couple hours, but the potential cost greatly outweighed the benefit of an update a couple hours earlier...
     
  19. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Thanks to the OP for the heads up to be careful. Always a good reminder.
     
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  21. lunarmac macrumors member

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    Whatever.

    The OP is suffering basic user error.
    I mean how can you take anybody serious if they don't even backup their important/sensitive data. Then b*tch about hand entering everything back in.

    Sheesh, they just wanted to be the first to point out a flaw in a popular app without even discerning what caused the problem. Is it the app or could it be something else that caused the data wipe?

    Let's take responsibility for troublshooting our own tech issues before heading to the forums.


     
  22. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're wrong.

    Here, let me break it down for you crayon-style.....

    -woke up and went to work
    -at work; clicked app button on iphone
    -splashID showed 1 update
    -updated over-the-air
    -relaunched splashID and noticed ALL data was wiped
    -still at work.....following me......?
    -posted to MR about the issue i experienced, thus warning everyone who planned to update
    -got home later that evening and used my backup to reload data

    got it? simple enough huh? seems you just want to act like a bully and try to start trouble in the forums.

    i wanted to post what happened when i updated and warn others that there could be issues.
     
  23. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    I updated and took it through its paces. It works just fine. My only gripe with the program is that it doesn't play nice with long passwords or names. It gets truncated in normal view. The only way to see the whole thing is to go into edit mode, being careful not to erase it or modify it by accident. The developers are very responsive in every way, but seems to be ignoring this issue.
     
  24. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Let's see how that desire to issue a warning to caution others that there could be issues compares to the language you actually used in your original post:
    If I intended to issue a caution about updating of the kind you said you intended, I might have said something like this instead:

    To me at least that sounds more like what you said you intended. Your original post sounded to me like a blanket statement that updating would delete your data. As we see from the rest of the thread, that hasn't been everyone's experience.

    I know I said I'd go back to lurking. But it really does matter how you say what you say, if you want to convey your intention accurately. I'm done now.
     
  25. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Splash ID did not work (sync) for me so now I'm looking at eWallet. I need the sync feature so I'll keep watching for it.
     

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