Why Can’t Online Services Tell Me What My Password Is?

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Why can’t an online service like Gmail or Hotmail or any of the others, just tell me what my password is rather than forcing me to reset it all the time? I mean, they have to know what it is anyway so that they can check that I’ve entered it in correctly. Right?

Believe it or not, online services don’t necessarily know your password.

Some services actually can tell you your password, and that’s a really, really bad thing. Among other things, it calls in to question that service’s understanding of security.

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