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Find Stored Password in Applications

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Most people prefer to store their passwords for different sites in their browsers. This is actually a very dangerous thing to do. Though it might help you to login faster and save the trouble of entering the password each time, these passwords can easily be decrypted my someone using your computer. They can also be hacked if there is a new security loophole for the browser.

When people visit our How to get back a hacked Gmail account post, the first thing  that comes to my mind is, the guy probably stored his password in the browser and his friend read it. Even finding passwords in Outlook is easy.

If you forget a Google password, you can get it back if you have a secondary email setup with Google or use the help page for hacked accounts. The application below can help you out if you use other Google applications on your computer and have account information stored in them.

Security expert Nagareshwar Talekar has a site with many tools that can recover passwords stored in browsers, instant messengers and other applications. This is just one of his applications, check out the download page for others.

Find Stored Google Password in Applications

GooglePasswordDecryptor is a free  tool to recover Google passwords stored in different applications. Google applications like Gtalk, iGoogle, Google Desktop Search and Picasa store the passwords in a encrypted form to take out the hassle of entering the password every time the application is used. This tool can decrypt the passwords stored by Google applications.

Sorry but I dont store passwords in my apps, so none were detected. Added one in IE for testing. (PS :- I dont use Internet Explorer)

Download Google Password Decryptor

Find Passwords Stored in Browsers

Nagareshwar Talekar’s site also contains two additional tools that can help you get passwords stored in browsers.

Chrome Password Decryptor and IE Password Decryptor can show stored the passwords stored by them.

We know that most people stored their passwords for easy access. So, we recommend using the free Last Pass password manager extension for browsers.

Find Stored Password in Applications
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Alfred M: Alfred is a Pilot & Tech blogger from Bangalore, India. He has worked with DSL providers like AOL, SBC, Verizon & Covad as a tech specialist. Currently he is pursuing a career in aviation.