Is Keychain secure?

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  1. neil4374 macrumors newbie

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    Is it secure to use keychain?
    What happens if my device is stolen or lost and somebody sees a website
    with my login details. They can purchase anything or access my bank.
    The only way I can see this stopped if the device is wiped remotely or the lock screen is activated.
    Please advise if I am wrong
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    If your iDevice is lost, stolen or misplaced and you don't have a passcode lock you go to iCloud and put in Lost Mode.

    If you know it's stolen and you are concerned you simply Erase it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You are not wrong and this is why I have not turned on iCloud Keychain.
     
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not as confident about having my keychain in the cloud as with other iCloud services. Having said that, I do use the iCloud for 1Password--but that of course uses a separate password so simply having access to your phone--or even the data on your phone, does not give access to 1Password data.
     
  5. Daria macrumors regular

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    I agree that 1Password has great security built in; well, at least as strong as is your master password, anyway.
    But I'm not using iCloud to sync anything except Contacts & Calendar; am still using 1Password in DropBox to sync with my devices.

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