Monday, February 21, 2011

How to recover a browser-stored password in 4 clicks

So you have a little naughty password hidden behind your browser's asterisks, and for some reason you couldn't recover it. I'm going to show you how to recuperate that in less than 5 clicks, using Google Chrome/Chromium browser. Note that this can also be done using Firefox, via Firebug extension.

First,  right click on the password, and choose "Inspect Element". A menu will pop up as shown below (click the picture to enlarge):

Double click on the word "password" and change it to text. Hit Enter and the password will be shown.

Simple isn't it? If you find problems recovering hidden passwords in other browsers, you can  post  a comment below and I'll tell you how. Enjoy :) 

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