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Seeing hidden passwords in any browser takes only a few simple steps

Seeing hidden passwords in any browser takes only a few simple steps
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Passwords are a royal pain in our digital lives. If you create one that's simple, it isn't safe. If you create one that's safe, you’ll never remember it.

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On top of that, you really need to have a unique password for every account and website in case a hacker gets hold of one of them. With regular data breaches of millions of usernames and passwords happening at major companies like Target and Michaels, it's a very real worry.

That's why it's such a relief your Web browser stores passwords for you. You can create the hardest passwords around and not have to remember any of them. Even better, your browser will fill in passwords automatically for you.

Unfortunately, there is a catch that no one likes to talk about. If I got on your computer right now, I bet I could see every one of your super-secret hard-to-guess passwords in no time flat.

Don't believe me? I’ve listed how to do it for each popular browser. Try it for yourself and prepare to be shocked. Next page: Fire up Firefox

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