Best Software for protect credit cards number and password.

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  1. tribal macrumors member

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    Can someone advise what is the best software for protecting passsword,credit cards noes,bank accounr number and password.....etc.Is there such a software and what does it call.I need it for my macbook.
     
  2. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Try "Keychain Access" which comes with your MacBook. It also integrates with Safari etc. for the passwords.

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  3. tribal thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't locate it under teh application.may i know where can i locate that.
     
  4. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    keychain access is in applications, in subfolder utilities

    i find it a bit counter intuitive but it works great. i have all my passwords in it because it's encrypted in case you lose you're MBP.
     
  5. hiltmon macrumors newbie

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    You could also use...

    You could also use Yojimbo, it has forms for all this, plus serials and other things. It also syncs to .Mac so if your computer is stolen, you do not lose any passwords.
     
  6. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yeah, as for free, Keychain Access is the one to beat.
    I use MacJournal because I have it already. The thing you have to remember though is that 128bit encryption with a "regular" password is crackable within a very short time these days. 256bit with a "hard" password at least gives you the security that only the government will be able to read your data within a reasonable time frame. All depends on your needs.
    Another option is to create a text file and store it within an encrypted image.
     
  7. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Try iSafe.

    My preference is with creating an encrypted disk image and storing text files inside it. For extra security, you can zip the text files using encryption themselves. All needs for the paranoid served. :)

    System-wide FileVault could be a no-stress option for you.
     
  8. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I am still not sure whether this is actually safe to use now, anyone have any experiences? Any problems, any slowdowns?
     
  9. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    iSafe looks good but iProtecter looks even better. As soon as i get out of school im getting it on my mac. Thanks for the link.
     

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