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Julian Lewis
June 5th, 2008, 03:01 PM
Hi, this seems to be a big hole in security.
When I launch seahorse and click on the passwords tab, I am able by clicking on any password in my keyring to "show password". This I do without having to type in my system password. This is a big security hole.
If I get access to your computer for five minutes while you are not around, I can get every one of your passwords. How can I avoid this problem and make sure the keyring passwords are protected ?
Julian

Oldsoldier2003
June 5th, 2008, 09:05 PM
Hi, this seems to be a big hole in security.
When I launch seahorse and click on the passwords tab, I am able by clicking on any password in my keyring to "show password". This I do without having to type in my system password. This is a big security hole.
If I get access to your computer for five minutes while you are not around, I can get every one of your passwords. How can I avoid this problem and make sure the keyring passwords are protected ?
Julian

lock your screen. set seahorse not to remember passphases. physical access = ownage...