Hacking programs in the guise of genuine recovery software are freely available on the Internet. Once installed on you PC, either directly or over the Internet via Malware, they can unscramble passwords with relative ease. To protect yourself, create strong passwords with alphanumeric combinations and change them frequently. Keep answers to security questions strictly confidential and don't share your online passwords. Some Internet browsers may save user names and passwords for automatic login. For your security, it is usually best to disable this function. Review your Internet Browser's security settings to find out how to turn this off.