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A Simple Hack To Reveal Saved Passwords In Browsers

A Simple Hack To Reveal Saved Passwords In Browsers

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Ronnie Atuhaire
Jul 26, 2022

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Table of contents

  • Intro
  • Conclusion

Saving passwords in browsers can save you a ton of time but could also cost you a lot if your laptop falls into the unsafe hands o people with malicious intentions. This article is purely educational and I am not responsible for any bad use of the knowledge herein.

Intro

Chrome constantly checks your saved passwords and then lets you know if any of them were exposed in a data breach which is actually a good thing and that's why it is one of the safest and most secure browsers out there.

We shall be using the Developer Tools Tabs and you do not have to be a developer to follow through.

So let's reveal a password for this test siteI will be using and I will use Brave Browser since Developer Tools cut across all browsers.

Every modern web browser includes a powerful suite of developer tools. These tools do a range of things, from inspecting currently-loaded HTML, CSS and JavaScript to showing which assets the page has requested and how long they took to load.

HTML, CSS and JavaScript are some of the web development languages for programmers to create websites etc.

So to continue with this article, you must have saved the passwords in Browser. For example, this is my password to a certain Q&A website.

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The accounts am using here are all for testing. You can see that my password is masked.

So Right click and select Inspect

image.png Boom you are in Developer tools. Under the Elements tab, select the Element Selector Icon marked 1 in the image and then select 2 (this side of the website) where the password is masked.

When you select, the will auto-highlight showing the HTML code where the password is;

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Lastly, double click to change the type from password to text like this;

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The password will automatically show after changing it and pressing enter. That's it! Try it on your own computer to learn more.

Conclusion

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