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Program that will let me read my passwords

Discussion in 'General Security' started by wildbill2u, May 27, 2015.

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  1. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

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    Most people may think I'm crazy, but why can't I read my own usernames & passwords on logins when I type them--or read them on the program auto login when I enter so I can remember them?

    I know the ********** symbols are supposed to be protecting my from some hacker, but if a hacker is in my system, don't they already have, and use, hacker programs that record my keystrokes? So I can't read them, but they can? What's wrong with this picture?

    Somebody watching over my shoulder? Why should my computer care if I am an imbecile? I'm perfectly capable of making sure no one is watching in whatever environment I'm in. If I make bad decisions, then that's on me. Frankly, I seldom have anyone in my home who might be watching my logins. And if I should have someone in my home office and they want to steal my login info on my subscription to the NYT or to NBA. com, big deal. Most of my logins have nothing to do with any serious websites where I might use a little more care--but that still should be my decision, not the damn computer's.

    And finally, If even I can't see what I'm typing, then I can't get into whatever program I'm trying to open if I make a typo, eh?

    I hear some of you saying, "This moron needs a automatic password keeper that will automatically enter the username/password." I have one. It works well sometimes, but if I have two Verizon accounts, or two gmail accounts, or two bank accounts, it is just as likely to enter the wrong alternate information.

    I'd love to have a program that would let me read the *******s. Does one exist? Can it be used selectively when I turn it on. Is this just a dream? I'd pay money.

    I'd appreciate it if someone would answer my plea once you stop ROTFLYAO.

    Cheers, wildbill
     
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  3. wildbill2u

    wildbill2u Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the lead. I got to the site, downloaded the program, and turned it loose on my recalcitrant program where I could see the password *****s but couldn't read them to enter as a login.

    One slot window showed the ******s but didn't give me any of the letters or symbols in clear text as I had hoped. A couple of the slot windows in the bullet password program were blank but they didn't appear to have anything to do with the actual password.

    Ok. I can't enter the password on my own, so I copied the ******s and pasted them into the program login, but alas, it said the *****s were invalid.

    What did I do wrong?

    Thanks again for the response and help. I really appreciate it. I'm tired of having to reset passwords all the time.
     
  4. daniel_b2380

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    Google is your friend:
    password asterisk reader

    read the offerings of each, screenshots, whatever...
    & pick one, the one I use is an "oldie" that I wrote quite a few moons ago...
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    we do NOT tell users to look up in google or any other search engine
    if you have a link to a single product that you know works, then it is fine to post a link to that product

    However we are now getting very close to the stage of offering password help ort telling somebody how to bypass passwords which is totally against forum rules
    I think we have offered as much advice about this one as we are prepared to allow so this topic is now closed
     
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