Another good title is “Why you shouldn’t be an idiot and save your passwords in any browser pretty much….ever?”
This is a simple hack allows users to retrieve saved passwords of any online accounts.
This is not really hacking but still the aim of this post is to educate people on how easy it is to retrieve a saved password
Usually these kinds of saved password’s are hidden from users with the star dot like characters.
As the account is already logged in any user who uses that device can obviously get into the account, but he or she still doesn’t know the password
Imagine if that person got hold of your password. This empowers them to reset the password(Password modification requires reentering of old password)and change it.
Thus you will loose complete control of your account
This is how easy it is to do it:
1. Right-click the password box and select “Inspect Element.” This brings up the developer console.
2. Right click Inspect Element you’ll see the DOM popup on the button of your browser window like so:
3.Find this line from the popup.
4.Now modify it as this and press enter.
When you’ve done that hit enter and take a look back at the password field on the webpage you’ll see that the************’s are now gone and the password is fully shown in plain text!
You can use that method in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, whatever.So moral of the story is basically don’t save your passwords in your browser. It doesn’t matter if it’s Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. It’s a massively horrible idea. If you want to save your passwords and be secure about it get 1Password. I’m starting to think that 1Password+ 2 Step Authentication is the only safe way to be online these days!
Disclaimer:All the information in this site is meant for developing Hacker Defense attitude among the readers and help preventing the hack attacks. I insists that this information shall not be used for causing any kind of damage directly or indirectly.