Keychain Access Questions

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    Anyone using Keychain access to manage there passwords? I was messing around with it today but found out that you can actually delete keychain items, edit its name and other fields even if the keychain is locked! Delikado kasi, di nga makukuha ung passwords nyo (unless supplied ung master password) pero anyone can delete the items or change the names.
     
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    You were probably deleting/editing items in your "login" keychain. By default (and for convenience), the login keychain is automatically unlocked when you login.

    If you prefer a different behavior, you can change the settings in the Keychain Access preferences and by right-clicking on the login keychain and selecting "Change Settings for Keychain "login"...". For example, you can change the password for the login keychain so it doesn't unlock automatically when you login, or you can set it to lock after a certain period of inactivity, or when sleeping.
     
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    I wasn't deleting anything from the login keychain (w/c is the default). I was deleting from a new keychain and had several items i also added. i locked it, right clicked on the item and chose delete. I'm sure it's locked but still it deleted the item, i can even change the item's name as i wish, all doing it when its locked. You should try it patrick. I'm sure this should be reported as a bug.
     
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    I just tried it now, I created a new keychain and created a new password item, then locked it. I WAS able to delete it even while the keychain was locked. Definitely not the behavior you'd expect. Better give feedback to Apple about this. In the meantime, it's another reason to use 1Password, one of the most indispensable apps on my Mac :)
     
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    Wah!!! 1Password is pretty expensive. its almost 40 bucks! chaga muna ako sa keychain. Do you use this software patrick?
     
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    Are you referring to 1Password, or Keychain? :)
     
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    1Password. :)
     
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    I definitely use 1Password. I've been thinking of using it for a while, then a friend actually gifted me a license. Now that I've been using for several months, I can't imagine not having it installed, it's just SOOO convenient (and secure). In fact, I will very willingly upgrade to 1Password 3 as soon as it comes out (1Password 2 is not Snow Leopard 64-bit Safari-compatible, so they will let you download the beta of 1Password 3 and use it until the final version comes out).

    I also sync 1Password on my Mac to 1Password on my iPhone. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)
     
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