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Normally I am pretty good at writing down my passwords for web sites that I register with. Well one of the websites has an issue with the captcha not working because its out of date as the error message states and I found this when trying to reset my password that I forgot.

I realized that a laptop that I haven't used in a few months I might have used for accessing this website and I might have stored the password because the website is not a dangerous website to store a password in the browser for it. I fired up the laptop and went to this website and it logged me on. Cool, but what is my password?

So I looked online for a way to see what my password is in Firefox and found PasswordFox at https://nirsoft.net/utils/passwordfox.html

I have used Nirsoft's tools before but wasn't aware of this tool. Well the tool works awesome. Downloaded it and scanned it and then ran the software and it displayed all stored passwords in the browser.

Only drawback to this software is that I didn't see an ability to print what is displayed. However I was able to use the printscreen key and paste the screenshot of all stored passwords into mspaint and save all the info as JPG file to use for future reference.

I then was able to go back to my main desktop computer and logon to the site and contact the owner of the website that their password reset feature isn't working because their captcha errors as out of date and notify the webmaster.


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Re: Firefox - Forgot Password to website --- Here is how I found my password
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 10:50:12 AM »
Just about everything in NirSoft's archive of tools is excellent...

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PS.   Use the snipping tool in Windows...   8)
   
 
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Re: Firefox - Forgot Password to website --- Here is how I found my password
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 01:05:49 PM »
If you really want editable or copyable text, there is an OCR tool you can add to Image Magick if you don't want to use one of the free online OCR sites (and I wouldn't use it with passwords!)

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Re: Firefox - Forgot Password to website --- Here is how I found my password
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 01:27:09 PM »
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if you don't want to use one of the free online OCR sites (and I wouldn't use it with passwords!)

 ;D Yeah I only use offline only tools for sensitive stuff.   ::)  ;D

The print screen I did to get a screenshot worked ok for what i needed. Its saved as a JPG on my system locally and not replicated to cloud storage or anything like that. Additionally i never store passwords in the browser for anything sensitive so whenever I want to buy something online I have to look in my small paper booklet at what complex password I used and security questions if needed that the answer has nothing to do in relation to the question as well as not in a dictionary.  ;D

For banking and other super sensitive stuff I have a dedicated laptop that I only boot up to get security updates and to do online banking once a month. No software gets added to it and no games run on it etc.

I am very low risk for getting hit with any keyloggers etc, but I just like being as careful as I can without doing without online banking as the safest.  :)

In addition to this I perform auditing of the computers in my home to make sure that there are none that are listening to packets and transferring local network traffic outbound through a system compromisation of my daughter or wifes system with the nasty packet beacon on it to outbound hacker as a monkey in the middle attack etc.

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Re: Firefox - Forgot Password to website --- Here is how I found my password
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 03:03:05 PM »
My bank made me install IBM Trusteer Rapport as a condition of using their online banking service, and say they may decline claims in cases where it was not installed.