I have a fairly simple password for my bla@gmail.com address, let's call it foobar123

If I open 'keychain access' app on MacOS, under keychains -> login, category -> all items, I can see bla@gmail.com.

If I right-click -> "Copy password to clipboard", I am prompted for my MacOS Login password which I supply.

Now I paste the contents of my clipboard into TextEdit.app And get something like:


What's going on here? Is this an encrypted form of the password?

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