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How to Unmask Starred-Out Passwords


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You know how websites star out your password when you type it in? Did you know there’s a simple way to unmask those characters so you can see what it was you just typed? Matthew is here to show you how, using some simple JavaScript.

If you paste the following simple JavaScript into your address bar after the starred password has been filled in, the password will be revealed automagically!

Java Script: javascript: alert(document.getElementById(‘Passwd’).type=’text’);

What other neat little tips and tricks do you know of that could help out those who may not have as much know-how?

Thanks, Matt, for an excellent and informative screencast again this week.