Almost all browsers hide the password field, whether you use a password manager like LastPass, or let your browser store your passwords, your browser will always block the password by using asterisks.
But, what if you could quickly view the password instead of dots or asterisks in your browser?
There are some hacks and Extensions to view the password easily, the quick trick is through developer tools of the browser by changing the password field of the form to text.
Right-click the password box and select “Inspect Element.” This brings up the developer console.
On the line that starts with “input type=password” change the word “password” to “text.” This will reveal your password.
These hidden passwords are disguised with the help of simple HTML and CSS. So just changing the value of something specific will easily reveal what’s behind those bullets or astericks.
But, this process can be easily automated using an extension or plugin.
Here are the plugins and extensions for both Chrome and Firefox that will let you quickly view your password in text form.
Chrome Extensions to reveal the hidden passwords
Firfox Plugins to reveal the passwords behind asterisks.