I have an iMac 27" Late 2012. My browser is Google Chrome and I have a handful of passwords saved in it.
When I come across a website that requires authentication, Chrome automates it without asking me for my Google Account Password. My (administrative) user account on Mac OS X has a password, and it requires it on login, as well as when I need Superuser permissions (sudo, su, installing software etc...).
Power supply is now dead, so I'll have to send it to Apple for repair. I dunno how OS X has been implemented in Google Chrome passwords encryption, but I was wondering: can "Geniuses" (or so they call 'em) just plug in a Live Ubuntu USB (even OSX maybe) and get my Google password, subsequently getting access to all encrypted passwords stored in Google Chrome?
If that's so, then it's designed really badly!