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  1. #16
    Simple Mac system security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    I use a password application to encrypt and store my passwords. I happen to use 1Password, but most of them do similar stuff.) It's encrypted files are synced through iCloud to my iPhone and iPad, but I don't worry too much about it because of the encryption done before it goes to Apple. Compared to other large companies, my impression is that Apple is more secure than most. The only "breech" of Apple I am aware of is the one where some celebrities were phished for passwords and then compromising pictures stored on their iCloud account were accessed. Other than that, has Apple been hacked, ever? I sure they face thousands of attacks daily as a very lucrative target.
    I use 1Password and iCloud for syncing also. I used to use Dropbox, but was disturbed a few years ago when they changed their tune from "our employees cannot access your data" to "our employees are not allowed to access your data". I'm comfortable with iCloud due to having "proper" 2 factor authentication requiring permission to be given from another authorized device, among other security practices that Apple uses.

    On the flip side, I wouldn't touch 1Passwords' cloud service that they now offer with a 10 foot pole. No way, no how.

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    Sorry Jake, but where there's smoke

    As I said, I'm always getting names screwed up and there's some of the proof init already.
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    this one could be the best password manager Ive seen. it stores nothing in the cloud or on your devices so theirs nothing to steal. I don't use it myself yet... but if I started using one I think id try this one.

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    I use a book for mine, but not the password just a hint and then mix in special characters as well as numeric.

    If anyone found the book it wouldn't mean anything to them.
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    I wonder how secure a password is if one includes it as part of the auto login.

    I used to only do that for non-critical sites, but when I started using the Brave browser I set some financial sites up for auto login.
    I think I better change that.

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    Simple Mac system security.
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    The only auto logins I use are the forums and those passwords aren't used anywhere else.
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    I used to only do that for non-critical sites, but when I started using the Brave browser I set some financial sites up for auto login.
    I think I better change that.
    I definitely agree that you should change that. Financial sites are best accessed manually for safety.

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