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Recover hidden web passwords
Authored by: Lri on Oct 05, '12 08:48:49AM

If a keychain has been unlocked, people using your computer can see your passwords anyway with something like security find-generic-password -l AppleID -w.

It's an additional security risk if it would allow scripts or browser extensions to see them as well. Could you write a script that opens (which redirects to a login page), modifies the password field, and copies the password?

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Recover hidden web passwords
Authored by: TGV on Oct 05, '12 10:22:38PM

The point of the warning is twofold:
1. be aware that your passwords are not safe, even if all you see is
2. entering commands in the terminal and interpreting the output is for a determined few, who don't need this, indeed. But careless use of this simple trick will show your passwords to the entire world, pranksters included.

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