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Thread: How to reveal hidden passwords behind asterisks in Windows XP

  1. #16
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    excuse me, but... I do not see ANY other use of reading a typed password (protected by asterisks) except for illegally discovering someone else password!

    please give a good (and legal) reason why you want to do that

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    But this code is for web-page passwords

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    mstraf: I'm just asking is it not leagl in this forum to talk about this ? (I'm asking I don't know) .
    If it's not legal so u r right and amr must give us a good reason (other than storing the windows password, there is hundred of better methods of course) .
    But if there is no problem (as I guess coz latley I answered to a question on how to make keystrokes logging without any adminstration notation ) , so what the problem on talking in this ? for example all of "MSN", "Yahoo" And "Google" know this method very good and they have worked to prevent it make any effect on their products .. so to prevent such a hack u must learn it very well first .. personnaly to prevent this in my application I made a routin that get any keystrokes in the text reagion and save it in an array of chars and display in its place another value , for example if the user type an "a" the asterik may contains an "$" and so on ..
    but after this post I learned the new method posted by Amr (the cpp code) .
    so basically I'm with u that he hasn't gived a good reason before but if it's leagel what is the problem , and if else so let's talk about the vb coding on how to protect our apps .
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    Quote Originally Posted by amrelsaqqa
    But this code is for web-page passwords
    sorry I do not understand.
    can you give me an example?

    Marco
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    Cool Declaring my purpose

    You R right amahdy ,

    ( Before you make an anti-virus utility ( for example ) you must be a good virus maker before )

    I'm searching this topic ( as amahdy said ) to protect my application

    (for example) if you tried to spy the yahoo messenger password by a password revealer program , it will show the password as "password" however the actual password may be not.

    so I want to learn the method of revealing passwords and how to prevent it

    although I have posted a password logger application , I think it is not illegal

    it may be useful in sometimes

    My purpose becomes illegal if I programmed a software gets yahoo , hotmail , .... etc. IDs and their passwords and mail them to another person ( for example )


    after many searches I found what I need :
    password spy and password anti-spy programs

    look at the attachments here is a password anti-spy and its source coded in Visual C++

    I have the rule that learning every thing is useful !
    nothing is useless
    u can learn many other things if u started to search the topic !
    and why it's illegal ? there is program posted by Ron Weller has the same purpose
    If my purpose is illegal , there is many software that get all passwords stored on the computer including the logon password in a few seconds by getting password hashes and dectypting them

    so , my purpose is different

    I might have no purposes ! Just for learning something !

    I wish that u understand me
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    now that you explained the problem and the need, I understand the problem.

    please try to understand me: when I am suspicious of the purpose of a question, I am hesitant to help. If you had said "I want to protect my password from being spied" instead of "I wanna read a password protected textbox" it could have been clearer from the start...

    My regards,
    Marco
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