How To See The Password Behind Asterisks (*) On Any Web Page!

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Here I'm sharing this trick to see the password behind the asterisks (*) or Stars (as non-tech people call it). This trick can be useful if someone has left their password typed on a site or they have enabled password saving in the browser. 

The tricks works by changing the "type" attribute of the HTML input tag on the page. When the value of the "type" attribute is "password" , everything typed in it is seen as asterisks, but when you change it to the "text", you will be able to see the password.

This trick can be used on ANY web-page or site, but in this post I'm doing it on Facebook, since it is the most popular one and I'm sure most of you are going to try it there.

Step 1:

Open the web-page where password is typed.

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Step 2:

Right-click on the Password field and go to Inspect Element (in Chrome & FireFox) or Opera Dragonfly (in Opera).

Make sure you click on the password field, clicking on password field will automatically find and highlight the code behind it, or else you will have to find it manually.

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Step 3:

After clicking a new window will open within the main window, Now change the code that is highlighted.

Right-click on this line and go to Edit HTML.

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Step 4:

The default code is:
<input type="password" class="inputtext" name="pass" id="pass" tabindex="2">
Change it to this:

<input type="text" class="inputtext" name="pass" id="pass" tabindex="2">

If you are using this trick on any other site, don't worry, it will still work. It does not matter what other attributes are, the only attribute that you need to change is "type", which is always used on password fields.

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Step 5:

After changing the code just hit Enter and see the password!

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Note: This trick is for educational purpose only. Please don't use it to harm anyone. I'm not responsible for anything.

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