August 26, 2010

Show Hidden Passwords Masked Behind Asterisks or Stars

In most of the places password field is protected and masked with asterisk marks or stars. Masking of password is good security measure but, in some cases, there may be a need to reveal and show the hidden password string or value hidden behind the asterisks. when user forgets or misplaces the password for particular website or service or software application, it’s possible to retrieve and recover the password from the saved password, if user can reveal and view the masked password hidden under the asterisks on password field on web pages or program’s user interface.

SnadBoy's Revelation v2 is a freeware that you can use to show hidden passwords masked behind asterisks or stars. You can download it from here.

You need to download and install this program on your computer. After you run the program you will see the instructions on the bottom part of the program.