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I ran "$ ls -a" in Terminal from my home directory and it listed a .myPassword file which contained my user account password. Is this file where the password is stored? It seems like it should not be that accessible.

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Definitely shouldn't be there. did a quick Google search, couldn't find anything about this file. I'd be interested to know what app puts it there. – Gauzy Aug 7 '11 at 2:59
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This is not where your password is stored. At least by the system, no way. I don't have one there, which tells me you have a 3rd-party app that's doing this. Take a close look.

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Thanks for the reply. I removed the file. Right after doings so, I remembered that I could have looked at the file ownership/permissions. Perhaps it would have given a clue as to its origin. Oh well. I can check later to see if it reappears. – robertwbradford Aug 7 '11 at 5:32

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