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Old 09-11-2003, 05:33 AM   #1
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Cool mozilla web browser


hii,,,

In mozilla browser, when we fill in some form or fill in some username & password in any web portal, it will ask whether you want the browser to store the password...

do u get it???

when we click yes, it will store the values & password....

it comes under tools > password manager, where we can see the list of sites that as been stored....

get it???

wat i want to know is, is there any way that we can view the stored password????

thatz it....

cheers.........

Saravanan.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:38 AM   #2
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I don't get it, LOL

What a question. Basically you want to know if some idiot stores passwords in the browser can you get your grubby little hands on them.

Well do you get that!

(If you have a legit reason I'm sorry about this post, but it seems dodgy!)

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Old 09-11-2003, 05:53 AM   #3
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hey andy,

just go to some website where there is a username & passwd field. if u fill that, then it will prompt whether u want the browser to store the passwd...

u click yes...

after that go to tools > password manager > manage stored passwords.

U can see the website address where u stored the username &
passwd

onle the address can be seen...

my qn is that is there any way u can trace the passwd from that????

bye
 
Old 09-11-2003, 05:56 AM   #4
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My I don't get it was a joke, hence the LOL and .

I'm sure there would be some way to do this, hell the browser manages...but I don't think there is a LEGAL use for the answer.

If you have "lost" the password for the site and it tells you the site, surely the legit user can use the almost standard "I've forgotten the password" link to get it sent/reset.

Even then, why when visiting the site would you need the password when it will do the login for you?

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Old 09-11-2003, 07:22 AM   #5
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there is no reason, andy
at least no legal reason ...
i don't think, that this one needs to be answered
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:30 AM   #6
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I was never going to answer it, I was more curious as to why.

I did have one idea about people using the same password for many things...

But no answer was ever coming from me! Thanks Fabian030 for backing me up on their being no legal reasons, much appreciated!
 
Old 09-11-2003, 09:32 PM   #7
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>>>>>>>
If you have "lost" the password for the site and it tells you the site, surely the legit user can use the almost standard "I've forgotten the password" link to get it sent/reset.
>>>>>>>>

allama thanks for ur reply andy......

i think it is the browsers capabality that stores the password with the permision of the user.... & nothing to do with the website.....

since iam new to linux (for the past 2 months) iam using this mandrake linux 9.1......

I use mozilla for browsing..... & wat ever website i view, if i fill in some form or some user id & passwd (for eg. yahoo mail) or create a new account in yahoo mail where u need to fill in many detail......

after clicking submit button, the browser will prompt u want the browser to remember the values that u have filled in..........

so, just as a matter of interest, i wanna find out that is there any way that we can view the stored password.......

it is nothing concerned with the seurity issues or no matter it is legal or not..........

i just wanna find out from experienced linux user, whether we can find it..........

thatz it.....

cheers.......\\

Saravanan...
 
Old 09-11-2003, 10:46 PM   #8
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so, just as a matter of interest, i wanna find out that is there any way that we can view the stored password.......

it is nothing concerned with the seurity issues or no matter it is legal or not........

Yes it is a security and legal issue. Re-read what Andy and Fabian said. You will not get an answer from this site.
 
Old 09-11-2003, 11:38 PM   #9
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
Yes it is a security and legal issue. Re-read what Andy and Fabian said. You will not get an answer from this site.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

allama ........ jesus

twilli,,,,

thanxz ....... i just mentioned is there any way that some 1 could find it meaning in the sense that if a password is stored, any people can view it from the local machine....

since iam very concerned whether or not to store the passwd.......

anyway iam not stupid to store the passwd in the browser as i know it is dangerous..........


got it????

 
Old 09-12-2003, 02:36 AM   #10
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Right one final post on this topic.

Of course having the password stored on your sysytem is insecure, there will always be somebody out there who could get their hands on it.

No matter how good the encryption method, probably not military grade security for a web browser, someone could and would crack it if it was worth their effort.

Personally I would NEVER store passwords, as the next person on this machine could go to this site and post some really nasty messages, pretending to be me. Thats my biggest worry, oh I forgot all those online games...hopefully they don't kill me off
 
  


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