Keychain "found" some of my passwords elsewhere?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by W5UXH, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Dec 25, 2012
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    I am brand new to MAC and OS X, just picked up a MAC Mini and am at the bottom of the learning curve.

    I noticed keychain "messages" when logging into some sites, so I searched to find what keychain is. I then found and opened keychain and there were at least two entries that were for sites / servers I had definitely not been to on this computer. I could show the passwords by using my account password to access the password entry.

    One was a Whirlpool site where I had registered a new fridge some months ago (from a windows machine). The other was a private home server a friend has a user account for me on. I have not accessed that server in a long time, and then only from windows (never touched OS X before).

    This gives me pause! How can keychain do this? Is this to be expected?

    Thanks,

    Chuck
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    AT06

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Location:
    Winwick, UK
    #2
    Did you import things from Windows to your new Mac? Keychain could have found some data and imported it. Other than that, I can't see how it got hold of it.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dec 25, 2012
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    No, no importing at all. I am not even at home with my Windows machine. We are on vacation and I brought a HDMI monitor and keyboard and mouse to use when I picked up the Mini. Very strange.

     

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