How to reveal passwords in plain text

Forgotten a password but can see it showing as asterisks? We'll show you how to get it back

Published Date
16 - Dec - 2013
| Last Updated
16 - Dec - 2013
 
How to reveal passwords in plain text

Suppose you’ve forgotten a password to a particular login, but it still appears via the auto-fill utility. Copying the bullets/asterixes and pasting them into an empty text file won’t help out in anyway. So in these instances you need to extract your password that's hiding behind ******. One way to do this is by using a software that does it all. We came across one particular site (http://www.nirsoft.net/password_recovery_tools.html) that offered interesting tools. 

 
BulletsPassView, for instance, converts passwords it encounters in open programs. There's even a program which can analyse your router settings backup file to show you your password. 
 
For web sites, if you’d like to check your password one last time before pressing enter, you could use a Greasemonkey script. You’ll have to get the Greasemonkey add-on installed first, then navigate to http://dgit.in/GFC61I. Click the green Install button in the top-right corner of the web page. All you need to do now is mouse-over the password box and your password will be changed to plain text as long as the cursor is within the box’s boundaries. We’ve listed the script  at the web site given above, just in case you're wary of installing unknown scripts from the web. 
 

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