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Grey padlock+yellow triangle instead of green one while browsing my webmail. How can I fix it?

Hello Techies, facts are these: Firefox + HTTPS Everywhere on Linux, updated once a day. I connect to my webmail, Yahoo.com, and often the padlock turns to grey+orange tr… (read more)

Hello Techies, facts are these: Firefox + HTTPS Everywhere on Linux, updated once a day. I connect to my webmail, Yahoo.com, and often the padlock turns to grey+orange triangle. But https is still present in the URL bar (by the way, I've set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false). So I try and refresh page (F5), positive result only every now and then. I tried and switched to Basic display (I guess it should be lighter), positive result only every now and then. I feel I can't do anything to fix this annoying and weird lack of security. This "instable green" only occours connecting to Yahoo. When I connect to Facebook, GMail, YouTube or whatever I do NOT have problems at all. No difference using a normal, super updated session rather than a Live one (as I'm doing right now). I've written to Yahoo Help Community to explain as above and I was told it depends on the way Firefox "sees" Yahoo, and to ask You. Thanks a lot... To me it actually IS a Yahoo problem (not the first time, though...), but still I ask you whether you can suggest how to fix the problem or you know more about it. Many thanks and best regard. Alberto

Asked by Alberto67 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Warning: potential security risk. Unable to access yahoo.com

Hello I have had this issue for 3 days now. I am unable to access yahoo mail or yahoo in general because I get warning potential risk ahead message. I had to make twitter… (read more)

Hello

I have had this issue for 3 days now. I am unable to access yahoo mail or yahoo in general because I get warning potential risk ahead message. I had to make twitter account to be able to get in touch with yahoo support but they just offered a yahoo link which, of course, I am unable to open because of "potential risk ahead". I tried solutions suggested by people here at mozilla support, like clearing history, cache etc but it didn't work. I also tired accessing yahoo via internet explorer and chrome (installed on my father's laptop, windows 10) Of course same message appears. I am using windows 7 64 bit. I also tried Edge and of course it says yahoo site is not secure. I have never had these kind of problems before. I was always able to access yahoo via FIrefox and other browsers. It's really damn annoying because i see no solution to this damn crap. Also I am unable to upload a 170kb screenshot to show you the issue. Just keeps loading and loading and it doesn't stop. So I guess I will just have to describe it:

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to guce.yahoo.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for guce.yahoo.com. The certificate is only valid for *.amz-aws.jp. Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

https://guce.yahoo.com/consent?gcrumb=gscOGxw&trapType=login&done=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.yahoo.com%2F&src= Unable to communicate securely with peer: requested domain name does not match the server’s certificate. HTTP Strict Transport Security: false HTTP Public Key Pinning: false

Asked by Norgathaal 1 year ago

Answered by Norgathaal 1 year ago

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firefox opens every page as a HTTPS. how can i change it back to HTTP?

i am trying to reset my mums browser. it opens everything as a secure page. the same happens with IE 8 it mistrusts every page as the certificates have errors on them. or… (read more)

i am trying to reset my mums browser. it opens everything as a secure page. the same happens with IE 8

it mistrusts every page as the certificates have errors on them. or it says they do.

i am running win XP and i have reinstalled firefox just in case.

my internet connection is mobile broadband with blink. ( see www.blinkit.net.au ) need more info? ask and i will provide it if i can find it.

cheers Baron

Asked by bigbadbaron 5 years ago

Answered by bigbadbaron 5 years ago

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Can one safely block 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, &c . . . 8.8.8.8

I use Little Snitch which shows Firefox allowing connections to 8 IP addresses that, for not seeing a reason, I blocked in LS. Nevertheless, LS lets about 10% of those c… (read more)

I use Little Snitch which shows Firefox allowing connections to 8 IP addresses that, for not seeing a reason, I blocked in LS. Nevertheless, LS lets about 10% of those connections through, so I police and disconnect. On the net, I found that those IPs belong to Level3 Communications which has a bad rep among some. I contacted the Little Snitch people who advised that I was wrong & the real owner is google (not really an answer to why their program lets through even after I've blocked). But here's the thing -- I use google ONLY for e-mail; I don't want to place my computer at their disposal for anything else. SO, should I continue my blocking campaign, or let the eight IPs through. My concern is Privacy and Security.


Thanks,

goldenthal

Asked by goldenthal 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can i view exact IP / location from which someone tried to sync my profile ?

So, i've just received an email that someone "signed in to my account with Firefox 18 on 2016-06-23 15:18 UTC" Can i get info which IP/location was used while doing so ? … (read more)

So, i've just received an email that someone "signed in to my account with Firefox 18 on 2016-06-23 15:18 UTC" Can i get info which IP/location was used while doing so ? I've already changed my password, but knowing that emails come with some delay and all you need is just a few seconds to sync all your passwords id say its a pretty bad thing..

Asked by Scr34mik 3 years ago

Last reply by rfkelly 3 years ago

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I need to allow encrypted connection with mixed content for this website https://support.microsoft.com

I am unable to connect or use any of these important websites. http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com … (read more)

I am unable to connect or use any of these important websites. http://*.update.microsoft.com

   https://*.update.microsoft.com
   http://download.windowsupdate.com
   http://support.microsoft.com
   https://support.microsoft.com
   https://dcupload.microsoft.com
   https://diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
   https://dcodews.partners.extranet.microsoft.com
   http://microsoft.com
   https://microsoft.com

I am told that they are encrypted and use mixed content. Firefox automatically blocks them. But, I need to download and use their scans and fix it tools. How can I fix this for these websites to work? I have already allowed them in permissions. It hasn't helped. My firewalls are not blocking them. Browser is updated. Firefox 43.0 Windows 7

Asked by shari.anton 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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a strangers facebook profile has appeared in my bookmarks toolbar today - how & why? thanks

Hi - when i turned on my mac this evening, (i used it this morning & everything was as usual) a stranger named Eric Diaz's facebook profile has been added to the very… (read more)

Hi - when i turned on my mac this evening, (i used it this morning & everything was as usual) a stranger named Eric Diaz's facebook profile has been added to the very front of my bookmark toolbar in mozilla! - can you offer any help as to how the hell this is possible while my mac was switched off all day? Thanks Sam

Asked by thefairytalehistorian 4 years ago

Last reply by thefairytalehistorian 4 years ago

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this connection is untrusted

dear sir, i have watch guard firebox for controlling websites accessing and i have configured deep inspection for HTTPS site. for access these sites i have provide self s… (read more)

dear sir,

i have watch guard firebox for controlling websites accessing and i have configured deep inspection for HTTPS site. for access these sites i have provide self signed CA certificate to internet users. and also i have imported the certificate in trusted root authority of Firefox on the system of internet users.

but when they open HTTPS sites Firefox not use self signed CA certificate and shows these errors (This Connection is Untrusted ).

please help?


regards rahul parmar

Asked by rahulparmar 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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firefox update causes dead_pool_header error on my computer

when I update mozilla, the next time i boot up my computer I get the message dead_pool_header. the only way for me to get windows to start up again is to restart my compu… (read more)

when I update mozilla, the next time i boot up my computer I get the message dead_pool_header. the only way for me to get windows to start up again is to restart my computer in safe mode and reboot my computer to a time before I get the update.

Asked by viglib1 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why can't I get Kaspersky to update because Firefox is blocking it

Kaspersky cannot function because Firefox is making it impossible. I can't get a "certificate" from Kaspersky to satisfy Firefox. Kaspersky will not accept my appeals bec… (read more)

Kaspersky cannot function because Firefox is making it impossible. I can't get a "certificate" from Kaspersky to satisfy Firefox. Kaspersky will not accept my appeals because I no longer use the email address I used when I started with Kaspersky 7 years ago. I see MANY OTHERS HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM, BUT YOU DO NOT REVEAL THE SOLUTION. FIX THIS. mY COMPUTER IS IN REPAIR BECAUSE OF THIS CONFUSION.

i AM CONTACTING YOU FROM A PUBLIC LIBRARY

Asked by McKibbonAA 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Get the "Insecure Connection" block off my firefox!

I am on a work computer. OF COURSE ITS NOT SECURE, I KNOW THIS AND STILL WANT TO VISIT SITES. take this dam thing off! This should be MY CHOICE not yours!! No wonder p… (read more)

I am on a work computer. OF COURSE ITS NOT SECURE, I KNOW THIS AND STILL WANT TO VISIT SITES. take this dam thing off! This should be MY CHOICE not yours!! No wonder people are switching to other browsers.

Asked by riggsthecat 3 years ago

Last reply by riggsthecat 3 years ago

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Got a strange Firefox Sync Email, Looking for answers.

The picture is pretty self-explanatory. Says a new PC synced to my account, No location details, Says browser was IE 1, and on Linux. http://imgur.com/jPk5JYd … (read more)

The picture is pretty self-explanatory.

Says a new PC synced to my account, No location details, Says browser was IE 1, and on Linux.

http://imgur.com/jPk5JYd

Asked by Warboy 3 years ago

Last reply by rfkelly 3 years ago

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are DigiNotar certificates safe, because it reads they are not trusted. can they be safely removed?

in firefox options, privacy and security, certificates, there are 2 DigiNotar server certificates listed; DigiNotar Root CA and DigiNotar PKIoverheid CA Organisatie- G2. … (read more)

in firefox options, privacy and security, certificates, there are 2 DigiNotar server certificates listed; DigiNotar Root CA and DigiNotar PKIoverheid CA Organisatie- G2.

about:preferences#privacy

Asked by 1scotch 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why do I keep getting emails asking to confirm a password change when I haven't requested a password change.

Emails arrive from "accounts@firefox.com" asking "Are you sure?". I haven't requested a password change. This arrived twice last night. Am I being hacked? Is this phishin… (read more)

Emails arrive from "accounts@firefox.com" asking "Are you sure?". I haven't requested a password change. This arrived twice last night. Am I being hacked? Is this phishing?

Asked by PhilGriffin 4 years ago

Last reply by pcwilson07 4 years ago

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Problem when trying to access facebook. Error code: ssl_error_access_denied_alert

I get this message whenever I try to enter facebook: An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. Peer received a valid certificate, but access was denied. … (read more)

I get this message whenever I try to enter facebook: An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. Peer received a valid certificate, but access was denied. (Error code: ssl_error_access_denied_alert)

I've tried a number of solutions including changing security.tls.version.max to 0.

Anyway to fix this other than formatting the whole drive (which seems a bit exaggerated)?

Asked by Samuel Maclay 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it includes that some files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious. Could these be viruses or spyware?

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysi… (read more)

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysis. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this. Could these files be malware, spyware, or viruses? I will clear cache, but just want to make sure if the security of my system has been compromised. Thanks!

Asked by TienV 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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how to force ipv6 external ip? Make websites see only your ipv6

my computer has both ipv4 and ipv6 addresses. When I go to any website, the website will log my ipv4 address. assuming the website is ipv6 ready, Is there a way to make f… (read more)

my computer has both ipv4 and ipv6 addresses.

When I go to any website, the website will log my ipv4 address.

assuming the website is ipv6 ready, Is there a way to make firefox use ipv6 on that website so that the ipv6 address is logged instead of my ipv4?

Is there a proxy config or something?

Asked by pman6 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Is there a Whitepaper or similar which describes how the automatic updating of Firefox is secured?

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear … (read more)

I'm facing an Audit from our Security which is asking how the automatic update process of Mozilla Firefox is secured against Manipulation or malicious Software. The fear is that per example somebody could manipulate the update to load an infected File instead of the original Firefox Update. I've already searched for half a day through the Internet and in the Mozilla wiki but could not find a description of this. Could you please provide me a Whitepaper or similar which describes how Mozilla Firefox ensures that only official and not manipulated Updates can be loaded and installed e.g. does the Client validate the installer hash before execution etc.

Here would be the equivalent Information from Google about Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/privacy/whitepaper.html https://github.com/google/omaha/blob/master/doc/install-update-overview.png

Asked by Kevin Eastwood 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago