Sunday, March 24, 2013

[5 Ways] How to view Passwords Under Asterisks

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top five ways to view passwords behind ***** Whenever you fill your credentials while login into your online account, due to security reasons it shows only asterisk characters instead of your original password.
In browsers there is a feature to save your passwords. It automatically fills up the login credentials whenever you opened up the login page. But in this case also you can’t see the password of your account. However you can see the password by visiting the options panel of your, I will show you more than 5 ways to view the passwords behind Asterisks / Stars / Dots (whatever you say it!)

Now, Let's Get Started!

1. Using Bookmarklets

There are many software available that help you to see the actual password. However, the easiest way is to use the View Password bookmarklets.

How to view Passwords Under Asterisks
The one thing you have to do is just to drag below given button to your bookmarks toolbar and then when you are on the page where there is password encrypted in asterisks just click on the bookmark! just this much!
View Passwords

2. Using Javascript!

it is the most common method to hack passwords under the forms only the limitation of this way is this method only works in Internet Explorer and Chrome (older versions). this trick will never be implemented in Firefox :( 

Step 1. Just go to the page where password is behind Asterisks.

Step 2. Just copy the source from this page and paste it on address bar where asterisk are filled!

How to view Passwords Under Asterisks

3. Editing HTML!

This is unpopular but a quite good and effective way, this method can be used in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, while you can also use this in Mozilla Firefox by installing Firebug Extension!

In Google Chrome,

you just have to Right Click the Password field and choose Inspect Element Now you will get Developer tool window. where you will see a code like:

<input type="password">

double click on "password" and change it to "text
now code will look like

<input type="text">

after hitting enter password of your victim will be revealed! 

How to view Passwords Under Asterisks

In Mozilla Firefox,

This method in Firefox is same, just you have to install Firebug Extension as a alternative to Inspect Element of Chrome.

In Internet Explorer,

Press F12 to open the Developer Tools window and then press Ctrl+B to activate the element selection mode.

4. Using Software

Asterisk Logger: Asterisk Logger from Nirsoft is one such software. It automatically displays the hidden password whenever a window containing a hidden password is detected.
astrisks logger

Password Viewer: Password Viewer by IT Samples is another application that can be used to unmask passwords hidden behind stars. It allows you to view passwords not only in web browsers but also in any program that might be masking passwords from the user.

password viewer


5. Using Add-ons and Extensions

Show My Password is a Firefox Add-on which automatically converts scrambled hidden passwords into human readable form. To use this nifty add-on, just open the webpage with the hidden password and click in the field containing the hidden password. This add-on will automatically reveal the password to you.

HTML Revealer and Password Revealer is a Chrome Extension, This extension allows to reveal asterisk on every website and/or hidden fields. Really useful for developers and people that forgets their passwords.

Thanks For Reading! Know Some other Ways? Well, then just Speak it out through Your comments! 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this very comprehensive post. I didn't have to read post the first method. It worked perfectly!

    Concerning the last two programs. There are no recent versions of them (2009 and 2011 respectively). I wonder if you recommend other programs?