How to See your Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks

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Currently, almost all modern browsers are able to remember usernames and passwords. Most people enjoy using this feature which automatically saves their passwords and usernames when they are logging in to their favorite websites in a quicker way.

passwordsWhen question that arises is what will happen if you happen to forget your password as all browsers hide passwords using stars (asterisks). The following are the simple tricks that you can use to recover your password that you have forgotten and your browser is able to remember it.

JavaScript: a simple JavaScript code is used when viewing passwords in some web browsers like internet explorer, Google chrome, Opera in a popup as an alert.

When using JavaScript, you are required to open your web browser; then you will have to open the webpage for which your password is hidden in asterisks. Then copy and paste the code you will find in the link above.

Other Options to See your Passwords Hidden Under Asterisks

The following are other software that you can use to see your passwords hidden under asterisks:

Asterisk Logger:

This software is able to display a hidden password whenever it detects a window containing a hidden password.

Password Viewer:

This is software that can be used to display a hidden password. This software will enable you to view passwords both in web browsers and also in any program that might be hiding passwords from the user.

Mozilla Firefox Add-on

Mozilla Firefox can also help you uncover your hidden passwords. It has a Firefox Add-on which can your scrambled passwords and can be automatically be converted into human readable form.  In order to use this add-on, you will be required to open the webpage that contains the hidden password and then click on the specific area that the hidden password is. After doing this, Mozilla Firefox add-on will reveal your password automatically.

It is important to note that the above procedures can be important to other people even those intending to hack into your private information. You should therefore be keen while you allow other people use your private computer.


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