When using the Internet it is very common that you end up doing registrations in several websites, which for many times require a login and password with varied elements. If you do not use a password manager, you may end up being desperate that you end up not remembering a service password if you need to use it for example on another machine.
Fortunately, thanks to a little trick in the browser, in case you have left your password saved on it, you can recover this lost password. Here’s how to recover passwords that are saved in your browser, but which you do not remember.
As mentioned above, for this trick to work, it is necessary that the password is saved in the browser, so that it is populated in the password field with the asterisks or balls protecting it. Remember that this tutorial is just for remembering both passwords, so always take security measures when using a computer that is not yours to access a service with personal information.
How to recover passwords saved in the browser
The process shown below was done with Google Chrome, but it works for other browsers, and some changes may appear on your interfaces. Check out:
- Open your browser normally and go to the page where the login and password appear in protected form;
- On any part of the page, right-click on it and go to “Inspect”;
- Now click the button represented by an “arrow pointing to a square” and click on the password field;
- In the source code that was highlighted, double-click the word “password” so that it is highlighted;
- Type “text” instead of “password”, press “Enter” and the password will be revealed.
Ready! Now, you already know how to recover the passwords that are saved in the browser, but you do not remember what it is. The next time you open the site, the password must be protected again. It is also worth remembering that some sites can count on security mechanisms against this trick.
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