Recover Password stored in Internet Explorer Password Manager

I had to login to a Web Application @ work today and everything was good till I was prompted to reset my password. I had my user name and password saved in the built Internet Explorer Password Manager and I couldn’t remember the password anymore.

That’s when I remembered the Developer Tools. So I cancelled the Change Password operation and went back to the Login page, launched Developer tools.

01-F12 Developer Tools

The next step was to go to DOM Explorer, Click the Select Element Icon as shown below. The cursor changes to a selector. Selected the texbox with the masked password. The HTML code below now displays the code and embedded within it was the password that the Browser has saved.

02-DOM Explorer

Another reason to not use the built in Password Manager. Be safe!



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