Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Chrome Users

  1. #1

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Chrome Users
    Since I know we have a lot of Chrome users here, am just wondering how you all deal with the fact that every password saved in Chrome is visible to anyone that gains access to your user account?

    disallow it access to your Keychain every time it asks?
    use 1 Password or other password management software along with the above?
    you don't save passwords when logging in to sites from Chrome?
    you go in and delete all the passwords it has saved with regularity?
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Not just Chrome.... Safari users also beware. If someone has access to your user's account - which means if they know your admin password, they will likewise have access to all your Safari saved passwords.

    The warning given by bobtomay should be taken seriously. Use a good password manager such as 1Password instead of relying on your browser.

  3. #3

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Early 2015 13" rMBP
    As chscag noted, this problem is more of a Keychain problem than Chrome problem. The only solution is not to use Chrome's password management which can be done by unchecking the option in the preferences.

    Personally, I'm the only person that uses my machine. If others use it, I tend to trust them so this isn't an issue. However, this might be an issue for anyone who has multiple users.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

  4. #4
    This is not an issue if every user of a given computer is given their own account. For temporary users, they can only use the Guest account. Absolutely NOBODY but me uses my admin account, and even if the machine were stolen the thief would have to know my admin password to get anything out of (it's set to log out after X minutes).

    I disagree that Keychain is the weak link (or Chrome for that matter) -- it's whether you've given your admin password to anyone or not. In short, if that is or becomes a problem, the weak link is you, not the machine.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-07-2013, 07:29 PM
  2. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-17-2010, 11:21 AM
  3. Apparently mac users are more honest, PC users steal more
    By fleurya in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 12-21-2007, 09:56 AM
  4. Windows users ignorant? Or are Mac users arrogant?
    By iDVFH. in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-21-2005, 06:38 PM
  5. Windows users ignorant? Or are Mac users arrogant?
    By iDVFH. in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-19-2005, 03:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts