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Defeats the purpose though
Authored by: mdzorn on Nov 22, '02 10:52:46AM

This procedure, while convenient, defeats the purpose. Anybody who gets a hold of you laptop, may be able to get into your account. Once in there, opening the alias opens the secret door to all your other stuff. [Assuming that you do not have a firmware password, do not disable booting into single user mode, automatically unlock the keychain when you log in.]

I keep my sensitive (important) passwords, etc. out of KeyChain, even though it's a hassle to type them in every once in a while.



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Defeats the purpose though
Authored by: tim1724 on Nov 22, '02 02:48:38PM

Don't forget that you can lock your keychain. Also, you can set it to lock automatically after a few minutes or when the computer goes to sleep. (See the "settings" menu item in the Edit menu of the "Keychain Access" utility.) If you put the keychain menu extra in your menubar it's easy to lock/unlock it when you need to do so.



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