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Author Topic: Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords  (Read 6471 times)

KenR

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Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords
« on: March 19, 2007, 06:45:32 PM »
What a great idea. I can think of many times I wish I'd had this utility.

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SniffPass is small freeware utility that listens to your network, capture the passwords that pass through your network adapter, and display them on the screen instantly. SniffPass can capture the passwords of the following Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, FTP, and HTTP (basic authentication passwords).
You can use this utility to recover lost Web/FTP/Email passwords.



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Re: Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2007, 11:11:57 PM »
Me too...then I started backing up all my passwords religiously. :p
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Re: Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 10:04:43 PM »
I'm confused: if you don't know your password, why would it pass through?

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Re: Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 11:45:48 PM »
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I'm confused: if you don't know your password, why would it pass through?

I think the idea is that many of us have our passwords stored in programs like the email program, etc., and they are not shown to us so we can't see what they were or remember them, but they are still actually stored in the program and used.  Which is fine until you want to install software on a new pc or something, and have to recall what the password actually is.

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Re: Use SniffPass (free) to get back your passwords
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 12:43:13 AM »
Opera users might be interested in the Retrieve Wand Password power button (bookmarklet), http://operawiki.inf...Buttons#retrievewand.