Disturbing find...keychain

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sword86, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Sword86 macrumors member

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    I just went into my keychain to find the password I've set so I can connect an Android device I have to my home WiFi.
    I saw all the wireless networks around me and was able to see all their network log in passwords.
    I figure if I can see theirs, they ought to be able to see mine in their keychain if they have Macs.
    If they run Windoze machines is there a thing similar to the keychain on our Macs?

    Are there any steps I can take to prevent others from seeing my network password, the way I saw theirs?
    I am also assuming that's all they can see, right? And only when I'm on my WiFi, correct?

    Wow, that's scary. Geez.

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  2. Sword86 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nevermind......I just went back in and tried to match up a bunch of networks I could currently see with what was in my keychain. I've decided my prior 'discovery' was just blowing smoke. I think what I found in my keychain were networks I've used in the past where keychain keeps the log-in passwords so my Mac can automatically hit the network again the next time I try. I feel a lot better now. Whew.
     
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