Why I must have strange neighbours and a neat way to store your personal info.
Yesterday I was using my iMac when suddenly a bluetooth dialog popped up offering a jpg, I was the only one in the house but still I instinctively scanned my surroundings. No poltergeist had gotten out it’s PDA. Still, I nervously accepted it. And that image you see was the fruit. Very…Odd. I especially am concerned that judging by it’s wonkyness it appears to be a poster. So now I’m thinking, is this stuck on my next door neighbours wall?
Even worse I didn’t think I had bluetooth enabled, I’d hidden the menu icon, but obviously not actually disabled the functionality. Well I have now.
I’ve come up with a neat idea. Use keychain acess on the mac to keep personal info, like pin codes and shit that you might often forget. I haven’t read about this anywhere else so I can only presume that i’m either a genius for coming up with it, or there’s some major security based reason for not doing this.
If you open keychain access, which is probably in Applications/Utilities, but it’s just easier to quicksilver it, you can manually add keys. Click the wee +. And look, the password box is multi-line, you can write an entire paragraph in there if you wanted. So go do it. You seem to need to manually enter your login name and i’m presuming its best not to forget.
Also important, after adding a new one, you need to immediately open the new item and go to the access control tab. Click Ask for keychain password. Also, whenever you revisit this item always click “Allow Once”. If you accidental click “Allow Always” or you discover that it seems to be letting you view the item’s password box without entering the password go back to this access control tab and remove “Keychain Access” from the list of applications.
There’s a list of Categories on the left, but i can’t seem to get them to do anything, my keys always just end up in “Passwords”
Hey, I should have investigated this more before turning to wordpress. Seems there’s a special item for making notes. “File->New Secure Note Item”. Hmm, mind you, unlike the password type, I cannot see a way to undo having accidentally allowed access always.