Mobile Internet Explorer Reveals Typed Passwords

By | March 24, 2015

Mobile Internet Explorer Reveals Typed PasswordsNow here’s something that should definitely concern you. According to the recent report, there is a way to reveal typed in passwords in the Internet Explorer 11 (on Windows Phone 8).

All you have to do is:

– Enable Cortana if not yet enabled
– Type the password
– Highlight the password (we’re talking about ******) and then hit the search button
– Congratulations, you are now seeing a supposedly hidden password

Mobile Internet Explorer Reveals Typed Passwords

Hopefully, this gets patched soon.

[Via: Reddit, ShowerApps]

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  1. tiagos says:

    This isn’t critical.

    A simple way to reveal a typed password is to change the input DOM element type to text, and it’ll show you the password. This works in desktop IE and desktop Firefox. Should work on any major browser as well.

  2. Šime Vidas says:

    But does this work on autofilled passwords?