When entering a password credential into a password secret field on web page or form, normally the password is masked as asterisk so that no other people that happens to be around the computer will be able to read or view the password entered. So how to make sure and verify that password typed is correct? There are various programs to reveal the hidden asterisk password, however, View Passwords Bookmarklet proves to be easier.
View Passwords Bookmarklet is especially if user user web browser or third party application such as Gator to save and autofill in the user name and password for various web services and Internet applications. Although the password manager will auto fill in the password, it’s still been masked as asterisks in the password field. So when user want to switch browsers, upgrade to a new computer, or simply want to record down the password, View Passwords Bookmarklet can retrieve and display the password covered behind asterisked text on screen.
Above View Passwords bookmarklet will display the passwords of all masked fields including password values in a dialog box. Have problem detecting actual text in fields on IFRAME pages though.
Above View Passwords Bookmarklets will display detected passwords in a new web page, so make sure that pop-up blocker is not active or is not blocking the domain with password fields to be revealed. Can detect correctly passwords and asterisked values in IFRAMEs.
View Passwords Bookmarklets work in Internet Explorer (IE), Mozilla Firefox (FF), Opera, Netscape, Safari, Konqueror and almost every other web browsers.
The bookmarklet view password hack do not crack the Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X or other operating system log on password. So physical security control still applicable. For user who wants to secure the passwords from this hack, do not ever let web browser save the password when offered to remember the login information, especially when using shared computer.