I'm new to BitCoin but a friend of mine was recently stung when a bunch of his coins were stolen. Naturally, I'm now very cautious. I've password protected my MultiBit wallet and, to test the security of this, I have copied the .wallet file to another computer and opened in a new installation of MultiBit. However, I was not asked for my password and I can see my transactions in there. Can someone explain what the password does if it doesn't stop you accessing the wallet?
Thanks in advance.