Deleting a keychain password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SparkyCanada, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. SparkyCanada macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Hi there.
    I'm selling my trusty G4 Powerbook and have a quick question about keychains.

    I erased my entire drive & reloaded all software.
    I had to log into my airport express to finish the installation and make sure all my software was as current as could be for the new owner.

    Somehow my keychain got populated with my password for the airport express and would like to know if I delete it from the keychain access page - is this securly deleted or could the new owner retrive it if he wantd to?


  2. SparkyCanada thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2008
    I decided it's probably best to just erase the drive again.

    Thanks for lookin' though...

  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    You drag the keychain into the trash, and securely erase it.
  4. bluespaceoddity macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    Prepare it for sale and don't use it again afterwards...

    Otherwise, turn off Airport > go into System Preferences and Keychain and manually enter the wrong passwords to overwrite yours when you're done...

    and you could also create new passwords to change your own after the Powerbook has been sold. That way any old password(s) would be useless even in the unlikely event that the new owner retrieves info from the PB.
  5. keithOrbit macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    It is not security, really, You must format the disk 7 or higher times, otherwise it can be finder with data software.

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