How YouTube Reveals Your Passwords


Every now and then, you stumble across something, which can be best described as the cyber-security-for-dummies. In some cases, the advice you can hear is unreliable and even a ridiculous one. However, the video we had a chance to see on YouTube was a little bit disturbing for our taste.

If you want to check it out yourself, all you have to do is type: “How to reveal a hidden password in the logging page”, or something similar. It really looks convincing, and this is something that worries us the most. So, how does it work? Here it is, if you are too lazy to look for a video.

You should use the right click on your mouse and choose inspect element option in the empty password field. Then, in the developer’s menu, you should replace “password” with “text”. According to what we have seen, this is supposed to work. We will try it ourselves, that is for sure.

What are the possible solutions for this surprising bug, if we could describe it as such? The very first thought that crosses our minds is to make sure your computer does not end up in the wrong hands. On the other side, should we cancel the inspect element option from our browsers?

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