Tech Tips : Revealing PASSWORDS behind Asterisks

I decided to post different tech stuff tips and tricks that might help you guys explore the vast ways of knowing things about computer and technology. I really hope you’ll learn something from  my post and give it a shot. To start with how about revealing passwords behind those asterisks, sounds interesting.

If you use a lot of online services it also means that you have got a lot of passwords and usernames to remember. Being aware of this, you have to take note that all Internet browsers have got a special feature which, as soon as you login your email account for example, prompt you to save password and username so that, next time you will use the service again, the browser will fill in the login interface for you. However, while the username is fully displayed, the password is hidden by asterisks. Now, if for any reason you don’t remember such a password you won’t have any way to recover it. Usually, to get it back, you will have to buy a special piece of software. Recently, I have found an amazing, interesting piece of code which will reveal all your forgotten passwords hidden behind asterisk in your browser…in a couple of seconds and without spending a dime!

The piece of code I am going to show you works with all Internet browsers including: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer Safari etc.

Here is the step by step procedure to follow to reveal your passwords:

1. Open your browser.
2. Go to the Web page containing the log in in form where you saved your password.
3. Copy and paste the following piece of code to your browser address bar:

javascript:(function(){var s,F,j,f,i; s = “”; F = document.forms; for(j=0; j<F.length; ++j) { f = F[j]; for (i=0; i<f.length; ++i) { if (f[i].type.toLowerCase() == “password”) s += f[i].value + “n”; } } if (s) alert(“Passwords in forms on this page:nn” + s); else alert(“There are no passwords in forms on this page.”);})();

4. Press Enter.
5. As soon as you press Enter, the browser will display a window containing the password! it’s between the n’s.

If you have some questions just post it, I’ll try my best to answer it the best I can. Hope you’ll enjoy it, until next time.

Xie Xie =)


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