Posted: 17 Dec 2009 07:17 AM PST
The master password in Firefox is used to add another layer of security to your password system. What would happen though if you setup a master password, got in an accident, were in a coma for six months, and then once you awoke you couldn't remember what your master password was set to? I'll help you reset or recover your Firefox master password with one simple tool.
Recover the Firefox Master Password with FireMaster
FireMaster claims to be the first ever tool built to recover the lost master password in Firefox. In all honesty, you are really hacking yourself – because the tool uses a combination of techniques such as dictionary, hybrid and brute force to recover the master password from the Firefox key database file. Desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures.
You can pick up your own version of the digital download here.
Resetting the Master Password in Firefox
When you reset the master password in Firefox, you will remove all the stored password information – so that is not a very good route to go, if you really need that login information back.
With that warning said – point your browser towards:
Copy and paste that into your address bar, then hit the Enter key. upon doing so you will be asked if you really want to reset the master password, and remove your stored information, passwords, private keys and more. Click the Reset button to reset the Firefox master password for good.
So there you have two route to take next time you awake from your own six month coma. The best route of all to take would be do not forget your password, but if your finding this from a Google search – it might be too late for sage words.Add me on Twitter! Come follow my daily antics, links, tips and more @mitchkeeler on Twitter!
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