Find out passwords behind dots or asterisks

When a website requires access by creating an account and when the password had already been stored on the browser, it is covered with asterisks or small dots, for security reasons and also to prevent it from being displayed to people around us. .
Unfortunately, storing passwords in browsers is absolutely not the safest practice, because even if the passwords are covered by dots, these can be easily revealed with a trivial trick, simple and affordable for anyone.
The trick, well known, cannot even be called a "hack" since these passwords are covered by browsers only graphically
In the case of a forgotten password or on any occasion where you want this password to be displayed in plain text and without asterisks, the best and easiest way is to use a Bookmarklet that works on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari without installing anything and in complete safety.
The Bookmarklet works like this: create a new favorite with any site, even this page, and put it on the bookmarks bar in view.
To see the bookmarks bar in each browser just press the CTRL-Shift-B keys together.
Right click on the added favorite and then press on Edit changing the following fields:
Name: Show Password
URL: the following code as it is written, to be copied and pasted
javascript: (function ()% 7Bvar% 20IN, F; IN = document.getElementsByTagName ( 'input'); for (var% 20i = 0; i At this point, in each site where dots or asterisks appear in the password field, just press the Show Password button on the favorites bar to see it clearly visible and legible.
Another, even easier, way to find out the passwords behind asterisks or dots is by using G oogle Chrome browser via some extensions .
- ShowPassword shows passwords in four different and optional ways: hover, double click on the password field, click on the password field and pressing the Ctrl key.
- Password Revealer is simpler and shows the passwords covered by asterisks only by hovering over them.
With Firefox these extensions work very similarly:
- Show Password
READ ALSO: Our passwords saved in Chrome are visible from every other PC
Yet another way, ideal when you are on a computer not ours and without installing anything, not even a bookmarklet, is to analyze the page code.
On both Chrome and Firefox, press the right mouse button on the password field already filled with asterisks and choose " Analyze element " or " Inspect element ".
Below, in the code, a line highlighted with written should appear:
Double click on the word type, change the word password to the word text and press Enter .
Magically, the hidden password will be discovered.
You can discover discover all the passwords behind asterisks that are saved or written in the programs running on the computer also with the portable program Nirsoft Bullet PassView, a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored behind the dots in the password text boxes of the operating system Windows and in Internet Explorer.
For all browsers you can use WebBrowser Passview, to see login and password on Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer .
I want to clarify that this trick does not work for Windows logon passwords, it only works with web pages (To recover the Windows login password, read the linked article).
The recommendation never to activate the "memorize password" if you surf the internet from a shared computer.
To find the password of wifi networks and installed programs, there are some free software that have been listed in the chapter Network password recovery and program keys.
Another program is Nirsoft Web browser PassView .
We close the article with the security recommendation which is the natural consequence of the trick of the stored passwords, which as seen are visible from every browser with ease.
If we are not using our own PC, which we only use, then never store passwords on browsers.
In case you can always use a password management program such as Lastpass or Keepass.

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