How To View Hidden Passwords Behind Asterisks In Web Browsers

View Hidden Passwords Behind Asterisks

When we type passwords in web browsers, the passwords won’t be visible and turns into asterisks or bullets. This is a security feature of most browsers to prevent the password visible to prying eyes. Sometimes, We hit “Remember me” option to save the login passwords to some websites which we visit frequently. After a while, we may forget the password. Most websites give us the option to reset passwords, however it is not necessary if you have already saved the passwords in the browser.

I have tested this guide on Google Chrome and Firefox, It worked well as I described below.

View Hidden Passwords Behind Asterisks In Google Chrome

First, we will see how to view hidden passwords behind asterisks in Chrome and Chromium browser.

Open the website where you have your password saved. Right click on the password field and click on Inspect as shown in the following picture.

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Now, the HTML editor will open. There you will see a code input type=”password”. In case you can’t find this line, hit Ctrl + F  and type: password in the search field and arrow to it.

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Double click on input type=”password” code and change it to input type=”text”.

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There it is your password.

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Don’t forget to change the code from “text” to “password” after you got the password.

View Hidden Passwords Behind Asterisks In Mozilla Firefox

Open the website where you have your password saved. Right click on the password field and click on Inspect Element as shown in the following picture.

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Now, the HTML editor will open. There you will see a code input type=”password”. In case you can’t find this line, hit Ctrl + F  and type: password in the search field and arrow to it.

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Double click on input type=”password” code:

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And change it to input type=”text” and hit ENTER to save it.

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There you have your password.

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Again, don’t forget to change the code from “text” to “password” after you got the password.

Few days ago, while I am trying to configure my Router, I forgot the password of my broadband’s username. I know the password of my Router, but I don’t the know the password of my broadband. This simple trick helped me to view hidden passwords behind asterisks in few seconds.

Disclaimer: Those who have physical access to your Computer can view the saved passwords by using this method. Be cautious!

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