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How to Reveal Hidden Passwords in Any Browser

Use Inspect Element as a password cracker tool in Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer (8+) to unmask / show or reveal hidden asterisk passwords.

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Using inspect element in any web browser you can easily reveal hidden passwords as a password cracker tool.

Yeah! you haired true.

Inspect Element is a tool for web developers and especially used for web design & development of a website.

Well, today I will show you how to use inspect element to crack any password.

Inspect Element (web development tools) is also the best tool for bloggers for finding errors and blog customization.

Using it anyone can inspection the page elements, style, and other things and edit that on the go.

Inspect element lets you to see everything in a DOM tree.

To learn how to use inspect element as a password cracker tool in Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer to unmask passwords that are hidden behind asterisk keys.

Asterisks are for safety purpose to hide your typed passwords from straying eyes.

Whenever you type something on a password field, it automatically turns into the asterisks or bullet characters.

However, any of you ever wish to know the original keys behind those asterisks, here I have a trick below.

You don’t need to be a code-savvy guy to view hidden passwords in any browser.

You can show hidden passwords like 123 without using any software, scripts, coding or add-on.

This is the easiest way to reveal asterisk password by just using inspect element – also a password cracker tool.

Use Inspect Element As a Password Cracker Tool – Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome and there is a password already saved on a login page, simply use inspect element as a password cracker and it will quickly reveal the hidden passwords.

Let’s see how.

1. Go to the webpage where a password is already available in black dots or asterisk keys.

2. Select all characters of asterisk password and choose “Inspect element” by pressing right-click on selected characters.

See the following illustration picture:


3. It will open a dialog box with HTML source codes of that particular web page on which your password line will be highlighted (refer below screenshot).


4. Here password cracker will show you the magic.

Just double-click on “password” under the “type” attribute (type=”password”) and rename it with “text” then hit enter.

Once you rename “password” with “text”, the hidden password will be disclosed.


See the above picture, the password field is now showing the original password instead of asterisks.

How to Reveal Hidden Passwords in Mozilla Firefox

Using Firefox instead of chrome?

Don’t worry, use inspect element as a password cracker tool in Firefox to view passwords hidden behind asterisk characters.

1. Go to the login page where the password is already filled.

2. Right click on password field or asterisk password and click “Inspect Element”.

3. Look into the source section highlighted in blue line (appeared pop-up).

Double click on “type” HTML attribute and replace the input value from “password” to “text”.

It will show you original password instead of black dots. See below set of screenshots:


How to View Hidden Passwords Under Asterisks in Internet Explorer

Are you a great fan of Internet Explorer and love to browse the internet on Windows’s inbuilt web browser.

Well, there are huge more features and security available in Chrome & Firefox, but you still use IE here I am also covering some steps for Internet Explorer (version 8+) that will disclose hidden password by using Inspect Element as a password cracker tool.

Follow below steps to reveal passwords in Internet Explorer:

1. Open the web page where you want to use inspect element as a password cracking tool.

2. Press the F12 button on your keyboard and click on password field using “Select Element“.

3. Double click on password under “type” HTML attribute and change the input value from “password” to “text” in the type attribute. See below set of screenshots.


The password hidden behind bullets is now visible to human eyes.

We have the tendency to click the “Remember Me” option while login and save the login details for easy future sign in.

But in case you’ve forgotten that password, this trick can help you to retrieve that saved password.

Well, this was the simple trick on how to use inspect element as a password cracker tool in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome. Give it a try, it’s great.

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  1. Sameer Kanwar

    Oct 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Salute to u
    amazing info
    thnx alot

    • Lalit Sharma

      Oct 31, 2015 at 5:48 PM

      Thank you so much for the feedback Sameer.

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