PasswordBox is a system that allows users to keep long and secure passwords to major services, auto-inputting the fields on desktops and mobile platforms and syncing them to a cloud-based system with a single login. It's a popular alternative to the similar LastPass system. Yesterday Intel announced that it had acquired the 44-person company for an undisclosed sum, and intends to integrate it into its Intel Security team (which includes support from McAfee) going forward.

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According to a post on PasswordBox's company blog, user accounts and paid subscriptions will remain active and unaffected "for now." The synced password service costs $12 a year for unlimited stored passwords; it's unclear if the service and pricing model will continue indefinitely, or what those who have purchased a lifetime subscription through promotional portals like StackSocial will recieve. Corporate customers of Intel Security do get free access to the app for the time being, and the blog post says that there will be a new release from Intel Security based on PasswordBox.

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PasswordBox is offering 24-7 support via this McAfee portal, and customers with questions are encouraged to email [email protected]. At the moment the Android app and Chrome extensions are unchanged, so current users shouldn't have to change anything.

Source: PasswordBox