How to Recover Saved Passwords in Tor Browser

How to Recover Saved Passwords in Tor Browser

This research article shows you all password secrets of Tor browser including where all your website passwords are stored, how it is stored and how to recover it automatically.

Tor Browser Password Secrets

Tor browser saves all your website logins at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]
C:\Users\[user_name]\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\Torbrowser\Data\Browser\profile.default\

[Windows XP/2003] 
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Desktop\Tor Browser\Browser\Torbrowser\Data\Browser\profile.default\

Tor browser stores all the website login passwords in ‘logins.json’ file in JSON format.

Here is sample of one of the website entry,

{
"id":1,
"hostname":"https://accounts.google.com",
"httpRealm":null,
"formSubmitURL":"https://accounts.google.com",
"usernameField":"user",
"passwordField":"pwd",
"encryptedUsername":"MDIEEPgBBBBABBBEwFAYIbaZIhvcNAwcEaAFsqdqBAiJyHK56O9cid==",
"encryptedPassword":"MDoEEPgBCCCCAAAAAAEwFCDIKoZIBAtABCG4rNAexni08zRm4Sraz/",
"guid":"{46cfe997-9043-40e8-8207-6d6cf222bcb4}",
"encType":1,
"timeCreated":1304064618760,
"timesUsed":25
},

Here formSubmitURL, encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword refers to website login link, encrypted username and encrypted password respectively.

Tor uses Triple DES and SHA1 algorithm to encrypt both username & password. After encryption, resulting password is stored in Base64 format in the above file.

Tor Browser Master Password

Tor also allows you to set Master Password to prevent others from stealing your website passwords.

To make it further secure, Tor encrypts master password using one way hash algorithm. That means it cannot be decrypted instantly and only way to recover it using brute-force method which may take years based on length and complexity of master password.

Tor stores master password details in files called key4.db and cert9.db in the same profile folder as above.

How to Recover Tor Browser Passwords

Here is simple way to recover all your Tor browser passwords without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

You can use our XenArmor Browser Password Recovery Pro software to instantly & easily recover all your saved website login passwords from Tor browser as shown in video below,

Here are the simple steps to recover all your saved passwords,

  • Step 1: Download & Install Browser Password Pro from here
  • Step 2: Next launch the software on your computer
  • Step 3: It will automatically discover, decrypt and display all the saved Tor passwords as shown below
It can also help you to delete your saved website passwords to protect from other users, hackers or ransomwares on your computer.

For more details, please refer to Online User Guide

Hope this article has helped you to understand the password secrets of Tor browser.

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