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    Strange happenings on the BBC News web site?
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    Keep in mind that any browser which "remembers" your passwords in addition to log in user info is accessing your keychain data.

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    Strange happenings on the BBC News web site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Keep in mind that any browser which "remembers" your passwords in addition to log in user info is accessing your keychain data.
    That is actually not true.

    We researched and discussed this at length when a few of us had the problem with this forum not logging in automatically with FireFox after the forced password reset.

    I just checked keychain on my Mac and the mac-forums.com site does not show at all for either FireFox or WaterFox, both of which are set up for auto login on the Mac.

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    Strange happenings on the BBC News web site?
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    Then where does Firefox store its passwords if not the keychain? I just checked my keychain for passwords and it definitely shows Mac-Forums.com plus some others.

    Does the Mac-Forums site show up at all in your keychain?

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    Strange happenings on the BBC News web site?
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    Firefox stores user name and password under
    Firefox > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords > Saved logins.
    That table then will show the URL, the user name and the password

    And no, Mac-Forums doesn't show up in my keychain at all. I have lots of other websites show up in keychain but not Mac-Forums.
    You probably see Mac-Forums in keychain because you logged into this site using Safari.
    Safari definitely uses keychain to store user name and password, maybe other browsers do as well, but certainly not Firefox.
    Waterfox is similar to FireFox except Privacy and Security are two separate tabs and logins are stored under security

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    Strange happenings on the BBC News web site?
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    I use both Safari and Chrome. Both store passwords in the keychain and I'm rather surprised that Firefox doesn't. Maybe that's why Firefox has always been so flakey. I refuse to use it but that's just my opinion.

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