Reveal Saved Browser Passwords without special software

May 22nd, 2012 by admin in Browsers, Password Info

When you type a password into your webbrowsers, they are often hidden behind bullets or asterisks, which is fine when you know the password, but if you can’t remember and it’s being filled in automatically, you have to look in the browser options or use a 3rd party utility to reveal it. We covered a way to use it using a simple javascript back in 2008. Here’s a simple way to reveal the password using built-in functionality of the browser developer tools. We’re going to show you how to do it on Firefox 12 and Internet Explorer 9. This is also tested and working in Google Chrome 18 and Opera 11.

For Firefox 12:

Right click the password input box and choose ‘inspect element‘ from the menu

Click the ‘HTML‘ button on the lower right hand of the browser

Double click the type=”password” and delete password and hit enter

Your password in now revealed.

For Internet Explorer 9:

Press F12 to open Developer Tools, then press Ctrl+B.
Click on the password input box where you typed your password.

This should automatically highlight the input code in the source. change type=”password” to type=”” and hit enter.

Your password should be revealed.

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  1. Mike said,

    on November 14th, 2012 at 6:52 am

    wow this is incredible!
    thank you for sharing!

    – MIK

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