On most of the websites we visit frequently, we enable the autofill password to remember the logins. This is to avoid the password to be seen by straying eyes or what we call it as Shoulder Sniffing. Most of the time what happens is when you auto save a password you never fill it, it takes the password by showing the asteriks and logs you in to the website. I generally have the habit to autofill the password on my frequently visited websites. And each time i visit the website, i do not enter the password because it takes it automatically and due to which after a long time i actually forget what password did i set for a specific site. It is not a good habit to enable the remember password option while logging to a website but what we to accept the truth, we are tired to enter it again and again.
Today I will be showing you a trick to reveal the password behind the bullets or the asteriks in any browser. You can view the password behind the asteriks with the help of HTML and CSS. No, you do not need to write a code. You just have to modify a code in the website’s source code to see the password. Below is the guide :
Open any web browser and open a website your password is auto filled. Right click on the Password field and select ‘Inspect‘ or ‘Inspect Element‘ option from the menu that pops out.
Once you click the Inspect option, you will find a bunch of codes at the bottom of your page in the browser. You need to search for the line which is highlighted below :
Replace the text where it says ‘password‘ with the word ‘text‘. Generally in HTML, if a field is set as type password, it displays the text in asteriks. So, basically what we are doing is we are changing the format from password to plain text. Once you replace the ‘password‘ with ‘text‘ just hit enter and there you see your password.
There are other ways where you can see the saved passwords in a browser. Please read the posts below to know more :
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