When I log into Gmail/Facebook, my browser offers to save this password. Now, this login detail is stored in an SQLite file on my personal machine, which I can access.
The password entry though, happens to be encrypted and logically so. When I log into my favorite website, does the password that gets automatically filled a plain text password or an encrypted one? If it is plain text, what's the point of encrypting it if it can be decrypted easily? Shouldn't this just be a one way hash?
What is the mechanism of encrypting the passwords and how can we decrypt them, if at all we can.