Okay off the bat common sense says that you should be cautious about clicking the checkbox that says remember my password but, this is another.
|A login page in firefox with firebug enabled.|
in such a case all I would need to do to get the value of the password field would be to do the following...
- View the source code of the page Locate the text box in code probably has a name or id with something like password or use firebug and right click inspect to get it for you. In any case it would look something like this.
<input type='password' name='pwd' id='pwd' />
- Clear your url address at the top of your browser and type this in
- At this point you should be seeing the password in the hidden field. "somepassword"
(actually hang around a place with publicly available pc's and wait for the unsuspecting computer illiterate person to leave their pc and follow steps 1-3 and do what you will with the account. What you do after that is your business...)
I am not endorsing this. Just throwing it out there because it annoys the crap out of me when I see people do this. Oh and ...