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Quickly Retrieve All Passwords Stored In Firefox

When navigating to your favorite websites with the Intention to login with a username & password, rather than having to physically enter the credentials each and every time, web browsers have what's called a Password Manager that saves the details and automates the login. Whatever the reason might be, If you want to Immediately grab every detail, In this tutorial, I will show you how to quickly retrieve all passwords (and usernames) stored In Firefox.

Before I begin, this article Is based on the grounds that a Master Password has not been set In Firefox. There are quite a number of web browsers that're commonly used, but It's beyond the scope of this tutorial to cover the lot. As such, I will focus on one of the most popular, namely Firefox.

Although the user logins can be accessed In Firefox, by navigating to Open Menu > Options > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords and then clicking on the Saved Logins button, this Is a somewhat lengthy process If you're In a hurry to grab the details within a few seconds or so.

To simplify the process, I will demonstrate how to do It, by using a neat little tool named PasswordFox, that can be downloaded from the official website, or via this reputable source. Essentially, the moment you execute It, every stored username & password will be displayed In the tool's main window! I'll also show you how to save the results to a text file. So without further ado, let's get this started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded PasswordFox, there's no need to Install It. Simply double-click the executable file, and the websites, usernames and passwords will be Immediately returned. The Information below, relates to my Gmail and file hosting accounts.

Step Two:

A really cool feature, Is the additional Information that's available per account. For Instance, I've double-clicked on my Solidfiles account entry and as you can see, It (obviously) displays the Username & Password, Password Strength and even the Password Use Count, meaning the number of times It was changed. Moreover, the Password Change Time (timestamp) Is also returned.

Step Three:

To save the results to a text file, highlight the lot, right-click a given entry and hit Save Selected Items.

Step Four:

Then navigate to a folder of your choice, give your file a name and hit Save. I've named mine My Passwords.

Step Five:

And here's my text file saved In the F Drive. Let's open It In the next step, and see exactly what It contains.

Last Step:

I've scrolled down to my Mega account and as you can see, the details as per Step Two above, are saved In plain text.

Final Thoughts:

Given the majority of users do not bother setting a Master Password, It's quite alarming just how easy It Is to Immediately retrieve every login credential stored In Firefox. If I was someone with malicious Intent, I could simply plug In my USB Stick Into my target's computer and with a click of the mouse, obtain their online account details. The entire process, would not take any longer than 10 seconds! And that's on a bad day.


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