iCloud Keychain for iPhone and Mac Inquiry

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  1. MacBookWhooo macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I recently tried out iCloud Keychain and I must say it is awesome. Although I can't recall if I used an iCloud security code or just used my Mac's login password. Now when I checked out the Settings of my phone then went to the settings of Safari, there is a way there for me to see my iCloud passwords right? Well, the problem is that I can see them without any iCloud security code prompt or a password prompt. I can just see my passwords in as easy as just tapping my phone.

    Another thing, can I use the iCloud Keychain on Google Chrome for OS X and for the iPhone? How about third-party apps?


    Thanks.
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    iCloud Keychain will work for any application that uses the Keychain. Google Chrome uses its own password syncing service through your Google account if you have one hooked up.

    I just took a look at Settings on my phone and it only showed a locally stored password from before I used iCloud Keychain and it required my passcode to view.
     
  3. MacBookWhooo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It shows all of my passwords in Keychain. I never saved any passwords on my phone before I used iCloud Keychain. It shows everything. It didn't even bother to ask me for a passcode.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Do you use a passcode on your phone?
     
  5. MacBookWhooo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, none. Only on my Mac.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Mine asks for my device pass code. I will provide this as feedback.
     
  7. MacBookWhooo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Please help me out :(
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I would lock your device with a passcode. I reported this to Apple.
     
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    I hope they'll be replying to your report soon.
    Yeah, so temporarily I have to lock the device with a password?

    By the way, I am now planning to totally erase everything on my phone and just install iOS and restore everything. Do you think that would work out?
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I do not think restoring iOS would do anything. I have replicated the fact it doesn't ask for a pass code. Setting a device lock pass code, resolves the insecurity, but it definitely should require an iCloud pass code.
     
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    Exactly.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Either way, I reported it to Apple. I recommend setting a passcode in the mean time if you are concerned.
     
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    Thanks. Btw, I wiped my phone, like totally reinstalled iOS. I'll be checking if it's fine now.
     
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    Okay. Let us know.
     
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    Any updates?
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Sorry I didn't reply. I got an email back from the security team. Here it is:

    Hello (Name Hidden),

    Thank you for contacting the Apple Product Security team. We take every report of a potential security issue very seriously. This message is being sent to you by a security analyst who has reviewed your note.

    Physical security, i.e. preventing others from taking unwanted actions at the device, is an important aspect of securing a system. The scenario you described is an example of loss of physical security. However, iOS offers a security feature to prevent this situation: the passcode lock. The following Apple Support Knowledge Base articles provide details on enabling this feature:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4113

    We recommend you take advantage of this feature if you're concerned about the physical security of your iPhone.

    Best regards,
    Brandon
    Apple Product Security
     

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