Recently one of my friends had a problem, where she had forgotten her Yahoo password and could not remember the zip code she signed up for the account with, this was a huge problem for her since she had all her friends and contacts in her Yahoo address book.
Luckily for us, she had saved her username and password in Yahoo messenger, which gave us the only hope of recovering the password. Though we tried out several tools, Asterisk Key Password Revealer was what finally worked.
Asterisk Key is a handy freeware asterisk password revealer which allows you to penetrate the asterisks used to hide the passwords and reveal the actual passwords.
Once you have installed the software, you can start recovering password keys hidden behind asterisk keys by clicking on the recover link. Asterisk Key will start scanning open programs and web pages to display you the password hidden behind the asterisk key. If you are logged into the messenger, you will need to logout and keep the IM application open on the screen for it to reveal your passwords.
Asterisk key can be used to recover passwords from Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Digsby, AIM, Outlook or for that matter any desktop tool or web browser which allows you to store your password. A definite must have utility if you are someone who keeps forgetting your password all the time.