Recovering (someone else’s) email password

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 7:18 PM EST

What happens when you’ve forgotten the password (or never knew it to begin with)? If contacting the email provider and answering the “forgotten password” questions hasn’t worked, there are several ways to gain access to the password.

If it’s been “remembered” by the Web browser or “saved” by the email client (e.g. Microsoft Outlook) there are several installable tools freely available to help recover the password. Most of the tools are very small and effectively do a little registry or memory hooking to “see behind” the *** asterisks, and present the password back to you. Meanwhile, others perform a little crypto magic and decode the stored password from somewhere else on the host.

At Frequency X.

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