I use Yahoo Messenger a lot for chatting. But the issue is I have separate Yahoo account to log in to YM and chat. I never use my Yahoo mail account that I frequently use for mailing purpose . I was naive when I started using internet and frankly speaking, two of my Yahoo accounts got hacked while chatting. Since then I have never used my Yahoo mail id for Yahoo Messenger
Anyways, few months back I discovered that I forgot my Yahoo Messenger password as I was always using stored password feature of YM! And the worst thing, I had no clue about the secret questions I had answered while creating the account. So I was in danger of loosing my contact list, though it was not that important
So I sat back and kept using the stored YM username and password. But few days back I had some time and I thought why not try to recover the password behind the asterisks. And I had to do extensive Google search. But at last I found out a free software utility that reveals the hidden password behind the asterisks. This Asterisk Key software works for both web pages and dialog boxes. So you just need to keep your Yahoo Messenger window open without logging in and then run this program. It will show you the password in the software console. And it’s tiny in size, just less than 500 KB.