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Firefox Master Password using Gmail

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه RevTieDye

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I use Gmail to initially get into my browser. My system WILL NOT ask me for my "master password" when I get to that. So I feel that my security there could be compromised even though I use a regular password to get into my gmail account. It's only when I go to open another item, like "Facebook" that I'm prompted for the master password. From my gmail account, I can go into several linked websites, i.e., TV Guide listings, Fox News, my two local news sites, even my weather site. Why are these not affected, but Facebook is? How can I get my Master Password to affect these other links from Gmail so that my system security is not compromised even using Kaspersky Internet Security with Firewall in place.

الحل المُختار

I finally found the fix to this, and my problem was a misleading heading in FIrefox. (I am running on Mac OX) It was in the Firefox>Preferences>Privacy, under the History Header, there is a choice which says "Use custom settings for history." Sadly I overlooked this because I was looking for "Cookies," and didn't think that History was the same thing. Once I finally selected the custom history choice, a set of Cookies options appeared. This had the settings I was looking for and was able to finally get Firefox to ask for my Master Password BEFORE logging into Gmail.

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Google Makes use of Remember my Sign in for 15days.
So it makes use of cookies to load the gmail automatically.
So only Firefox can't make use of Master key password for GMAIL

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Note that if you leave tabs open when you close Firefox that session store will store the session data from those tabs and that includes cookies that remember you as well.

Websites remembering you and automatically log you in is stored in a cookie.

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Can I solve my problem by deleting cookies every day then?

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ya, it solves the problem

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Thanks for the quick response. I have 8 items on my Bookmarks Toolbar that I could open without the Master Password. I'm just worried with all this hacking going on that someone could access my passwords. I've got 99% of them saved on a thumb drive that I can pull up WHEN I need them, but if the cookies will solve that, then great.

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You can set the browser.sessionstore.privacy_level pref to 2 (never) or 1 (non-HTTPS) on the about:config page to disable saving cookies via session restore.

The browser.sessionstore.privacy_level_deferred pref is used when you do not reopen the previous session automatically via "Show my windows and tabs from last time" and uses the same values.

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الحل المُختار

I finally found the fix to this, and my problem was a misleading heading in FIrefox. (I am running on Mac OX) It was in the Firefox>Preferences>Privacy, under the History Header, there is a choice which says "Use custom settings for history." Sadly I overlooked this because I was looking for "Cookies," and didn't think that History was the same thing. Once I finally selected the custom history choice, a set of Cookies options appeared. This had the settings I was looking for and was able to finally get Firefox to ask for my Master Password BEFORE logging into Gmail.