Application to store your "secret" info ?

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  1. cudo macrumors regular

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    hi, i am looking for an application to store all my confidential data eg pass, card nos, logins and so on..something like eWallet.

    any idea if sthsimillar exist for mac ?

    cheers
     
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    I think you're a bit of a fool for doing it in the first place but for your passwords there is 1passwrd. I suppose you could autmate a keychain for everything else.
     
  3. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for ur opinion on this matter although i did not answer my question.
    i just need to keep all the info in one place..as i am not planning to have my mac stolen and subsequently my info, it i just for me to keep them in one place and prevent from other looking into it by curiosity.
     
  4. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Use TextEdit then? As long as you keep your desktop secure and needs a password to logon etc, there shouldn't be a problem. Call it something like SafariSettings.doc and place it in the Library?
     
  5. Brendon Bauer macrumors 6502

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    +1 for 1Password. I store card #'s, passwords etc. If they don't have a template for it just store it in a secure note inside 1Passoword. You can even save the document as a password protected website so you can access it on the go.
     
  6. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    You can make a password protected disk image.

    Go to Disk utility>Click on "new image"

    Give it a name, select the size, and turn on encryption.

    Give it a password, and hide it. Now just store your stuff in there, and when you need it, double click on it, enter the password, and Done!!

    NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU UNCHECK "Save Password on keychain'!!
     
  7. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    I also use 1Password. On the go access including access on the iPhone. Very easy to use.
     
  8. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

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    Unless I'm misunderstanding something, doesn't Keychain do this?
     
  9. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I've used SplashID for the past five years to manage all my passwords, email logins, network info, credit cards, bank accounts, etc.

    I gave 1password a go, but it's really a website password manager. It's not well suited to all the other sorts of data that SplashID handles well.
     
  10. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Why not just create Secure Notes in Keychain Utility? It's what it's there for.
     
  11. cheeseadiddle macrumors regular

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    What about putting it in an Acrobat pdf file and setting the security functions for opening/printing?
     
  12. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    It's right there on your Mac: Open "Keychain Access" and use "Secure Notes". In the preferences for the application, you can choose "Show Status in Menubar" so it will be always available directly in the menubar.
     
  13. cudo thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all ur input..i did not know OSX offers so much free of charge :D i like the idea with disk image..gonna use this one instead of spending 20 bucks on splashid

    cheers
     
  14. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Good choice, it should work out good for you. Free and clean.
     
  15. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    I've used SplashID since the days I had a WindowsMobile PDA and PDAPhone. I was also running versions for WinXP and Mac OS X so I could synchronize and have my data available wherever I am. Nowadays, I use it between work (WinXP) and home (Mac OS X) and synchronize by exporting/importing the data file over .Mac... I'm waiting for an iPhone version so I don't have to fire up my MacBook while on travel just to get a password...:)
     
  16. stenosis.kill macrumors member

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  17. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Apple's info is below.

    I have to say, I find keychains hard to understand.

    What does it mean by 'select which keychain you want to use?

    On mine, I have 3 - Login, System, and System Roots. Which one should I use?

     
  18. nemex macrumors regular

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    Try 1Password or SplashID

    Cheers!
     
  19. Future Blues macrumors member

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    Another vote for 1password. Extremely convenient.
     

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