Password Tricks

I’ve been getting a number of emails lately about my old Password Manager Tricks page, which was easy to find on my old domain (which squatters now grabbed) and I keep forgetting to re-link it. Well, here it is, again.


  1. Colin Ogilvie had this to say,

    August 6, 2004 @ 7:57 pm

    When trying to decode the example using FireFox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730 Firefox/0.9.1+) I get hte following in the JS Console:

    Error: uncaught exception: [Exception… "Component returned failure code: 0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY) [nsIDOMWindowInternal.atob]" nsresult: "0x8007000e (NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY)" location: "JS frame ::… :: undoit :: line 14" data: no]

  2. Grey had this to say,

    August 6, 2004 @ 11:57 pm

    It doesn’t work for decoding Firefox Passwords, as FF uses a different encryption method than a simple Base64 encoding. As for functioning, it should function ok _in_ Firefox. I’ll investigate.

  3. Gabor Sebestyen had this to say,

    April 21, 2006 @ 9:40 am

    Trim the string before using atob. I’ve run into the same problem.