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hackers have complete control of my Firefox and installed their own developer mode with different email address.

Hackers have taken control of my Firefox and are maliciously using developer mode to alter settings and change behavior. They have hidden help/feedback icon so I can't s… (read more)

Hackers have taken control of my Firefox and are maliciously using developer mode to alter settings and change behavior. They have hidden help/feedback icon so I can't send emergency info to firefox. They repeatedly change privacy settings for gmail on firefox to capture/alter my emails. They turn off my google sign in which has protected mode always on so they can load porn, inflammatory politics or foreign crap onto my youtube "recommended videos." They have posed as me and signed up for "developer" software in firefox that manipulates the entire account. They used a different email address and sign in to github on my own computer to do this, and I don't know the email address and can't do this. All of the info in my firefox account is now repeatedly tampered with. They also pose as developers throughout my computer and maliciously change everything. My computer is for an individual, myself who isn't part of any organization and shouldn't have organization "administrators. Can't firefox recognize that these are hackers and eliminate them?

Asked by skywriter321 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 2 weeks ago

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view loging history and location

I had fraudulent charges on my bank statement, in my google account it shows a device was logged in with my google account in Virginia using a firefox browser. Is there a… (read more)

I had fraudulent charges on my bank statement, in my google account it shows a device was logged in with my google account in Virginia using a firefox browser. Is there any way I can see or for Firefox to check the login history and location for my account so I can send it to the fraud dept of my bank? The date range I need it 20 - 25 May 2019

Asked by lalibertecn 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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ping tracking

On a recent show of Security Now Steve Gibson was talking about Google using ping tracking to spy & track on everything we do and how bad this will be for privacy. I … (read more)

On a recent show of Security Now Steve Gibson was talking about Google using ping tracking to spy & track on everything we do and how bad this will be for privacy. I was pleased that it was only google doing this with chrome until this morning he said Firefox are adding it in an upcoming update and when its in you cannot disable it, all in the name of a faster internet. Can anyone tell me why a privacy based browser is using this technology and how will the content/tracking blocking features in Firefox respond to these changes?

Asked by itsthesmell 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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I'ved used Firefox for over 10 years, and I just realized today that my privacy is GONE.

These personalized newsfeeds, whatever they are-- Google does them all. Some are not as intrusive as others. But within Firefox, I get some of the most bizarre news stori… (read more)

These personalized newsfeeds, whatever they are-- Google does them all. Some are not as intrusive as others. But within Firefox, I get some of the most bizarre news stories... stories about things I'm not even talking to other people about or looking up online. How could it possibly find a connection? Even when there is a minute connection. It's not a coincidence. It's like, is my phone hacked-- are people reading my mind? It's some form of breach of privacy.

Granted, all the accounts I use are logged into Firefox. Tonight, I took a gander over the privacy settings, and as usual my jaw dropped in disbelief. Permissions; Locations, Camera, etc.-- instead of valuing peoples' privacy and not caring one ioda like Fuckfacebook, many privacy-invading functions are ON by default until they are turned off by the user. This is why I don't use apps. It's why I quit Facebook many years ago. And now, I say goodbye to Firebox. Sick and tired of people encroaching on my privacy. It's principal, nothing more, nothing less-- THIS BROWSER IS GONE. Stay out of my personal business.

Asked by nihiloth85 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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when I press enter it does not go to website

I have a number of people hacking me some in the US for unknown reasons and some outside the US because I have family that lives in China. I have someone trying to corrup… (read more)

I have a number of people hacking me some in the US for unknown reasons and some outside the US because I have family that lives in China. I have someone trying to corrupt my Firefox by installing scripts and toolbars most of which I can remove easily.

This is the second time they have corrupted the address bar for my Firefox. The first time I was able to fix it by re-installing firefox from scratch and re-installing all my plugins. I don't want to do this every time one of the morons hacking me decides on a whim to mess up my firefox to try to get me to use a less secure browser like that disgrace that is internet explorer or some other browser.

Are you guys working on a bug fix for this? I searched around and it seems to be a re-occurring problem with Firefox

Asked by somedud3 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Mozilla uses my password as my first name in mail they send to me

Received an email from Mozilla (rightly) thrashing Facebook for privacy and security breaches. The issue is that my Firefox sign-on password is used as my first name in… (read more)

Received an email from Mozilla (rightly) thrashing Facebook for privacy and security breaches.

The issue is that my Firefox sign-on password is used as my first name in the email.

ie Dear <then my password>,

it is difficult to think of a more serious breach than this, and there is now way to directly report the problem to them - hope they look at this post.

I have checked all my account setting and belive these are correct

Asked by jjr357 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago

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How can I stop admin users from changing Firefox configuration files.

I need to configure Firefox in an enterprise environment. Other that using 3rd part group policy templates which I do not want to do, the only option I have found to lock… (read more)

I need to configure Firefox in an enterprise environment. Other that using 3rd part group policy templates which I do not want to do, the only option I have found to lock it down is using preference files. This will lock down Firefox but I need a way to stop an admin user from manually editing the configuration files.

I thought of using a group policy preference to copy the preference files on every GP refresh but it can take up to 90 minutes for the policy to apply. Is there a better way to lock down the files themselves?

Asked by disaak 2 years ago

Answered by disaak 2 years ago

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Why do my saved accounts and passwords show up for different users on my computer?

I have more than one accounts on my computer. However, when opening Firefox from these users, it has the same history, login information, etc. from my main account. Is th… (read more)

I have more than one accounts on my computer. However, when opening Firefox from these users, it has the same history, login information, etc. from my main account. Is there any way to keep them separate?

Asked by fusion-bioformer 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I am horrified to find all my credit card details after an online purchase, held in recovery.js, or sessionstore.js. How is this secure?.

I was attempting to restore my tabs and as it wasn't working properly, I was editing a sessionstore.js or recovery.js looking for URLs that were present so I could re-ope… (read more)

I was attempting to restore my tabs and as it wasn't working properly, I was editing a sessionstore.js or recovery.js looking for URLs that were present so I could re-open the tabs to recreate what I had before.

To my horror, on one of the tab details I find stored in the sessionstore/recovery, all the details from a purchase page I had filled in to buy a tour, had not only my name and address, but telephone number, and address. That would be bad enough, but also stored was the complete details of my credit card which I had used for the purchase. That included the name on the credit card, expiry date, and security code. It probably also had the card number, but I had been doing some editing so may have accidentally deleted it before I noticed what was in there.

How is this a regard by Mozilla for my privacy and security? When will this be rectified? I hope soon, as this sort of information should not be left around/stored on a computer following it's use.

I am not going to share the file details with you for obvious reasons, so I am not sure if the attached information will be any use to you.

Rgds

Asked by kiwimuso 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Any Add-on Software to WARN me when online shops do Auto-Log-Off? Etc.

I have literally endured countless hours of grief over the past years, because sites have become ever more sophisticated, to the point of causing aggravation. Today, afte… (read more)

I have literally endured countless hours of grief over the past years, because sites have become ever more sophisticated, to the point of causing aggravation.

Today, after spending hours figuring out which clothing to buy, then analyzing my shopping cart, a site kept kicking up a message that my phone number doesn't match my billing info. So I thought that either it wasn't accepting my entered promo code, or else that the programmer failed to coordinate correctly with Paypal. Because my phone number certainly DID jive with my billing info & the paypal acct. info.

Furthermore, I sometimes run into forums which automatically time me out, and then I have to login again.

Whether for security reasons or whatever, the programmers who automatically time-out cause countless grief. It's a long story, because I'm then made to endure asinine customer "non"service who are condescending in a drawn-out way, who fail to believe my real issues (because they don't offer a way for me to email or fax them a screenshot), and don't believe me when I tell them that I did everything properly, but yet its either looping or else kicking back unwarranted error msgs. Due to them not enabling sending a screenshot they waste my time by condescendingly telling me that I need to "blah-blah" and then it should work. Or else they say the promo code is wrong, or the phone number is supposed to be numerals and no hyphens.

Basically, they say everything EXCEPT: Are you sure you're still logged in? Are you aware blah-blah is case-sensitive?

So that's why I came here to ask if there's any such Add-On which FLASHES A RED WARNING whenever I get various STUPID error messages.

I.E. the software should detect when a site is giving me an error msg. Whereupon a warning should remind me: PERHAPS THIS SITE AUTOMATICALLY LOGGED YOU OFF, ....OR ELSE PERHAPS IT'S REQUIRING A CASE-SENSITIVE PASSWORD?

Asked by Minni 2 years ago

Last reply by Minni 2 years ago

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Quantum was just put on my computer and it disconnected Malwarebytes

Web protection and Malware Protection were turned off and cannot be turned by on.....they were turned off when Quantum was just automatically put on my computer Web … (read more)

Web protection and Malware Protection were turned off and cannot be turned by on.....they were turned off when Quantum was just automatically put on my computer






Web protection and malware protection were both turned off and cannot turn them on

Asked by Snowba 2 years ago

Answered by Snowba 2 years ago

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I'm trying to disable the Firefox Library completely

Hi guys, I'm working on locking down Firefox for some of our corporate machines, and in at least one of our configurations, I need to completely remove access to the Libr… (read more)

Hi guys, I'm working on locking down Firefox for some of our corporate machines, and in at least one of our configurations, I need to completely remove access to the Library and all it's components for security reasons, as it could be abused to browse local drives, and these are supposed to be kiosks.

Is there a way to either disable the UI element of the Library (what's the CSS ID, and then I can try to put it in CCK2 to disable that UI element) or to completely disable the Library window/functions/feature itself?

Asked by RDshift 2 years ago

Last reply by RDshift 2 years ago

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I keep getting this on my new HP laptop with FF but not with Chrome "systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks hrome

I recently bought an HP laptop. It had Chromw loaded, I prefer Firefox. More and more now when I try to open a FF window I get : "Our systems have detected unusual traff… (read more)

I recently bought an HP laptop. It had Chromw loaded, I prefer Firefox. More and more now when I try to open a FF window I get :

"Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot". This is also available:

"This page appears when Google automatically detects requests coming from your computer network which appear to be in violation of the Terms of Service. The block will expire shortly after those requests stop. In the meantime, solving the above CAPTCHA will let you continue to use our services.

This traffic may have been sent by malicious software, a browser plug-in, or a script that sends automated requests. If you share your network connection, ask your administrator for help — a different computer using the same IP address may be responsible. "

Sometimes you may be asked to solve the CAPTCHA if you are using advanced terms that robots are known to use, or sending requests very quickly. I am then forced to go through the Captcha rigmarole and it seems less and less keen to ever let me past.

Within our household we have two other laptops running FF and have no such problems with them

Thoughts and advice would be welcome?

Thanks

Asked by Frodsham 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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New (2017) occurrence of pop-up problem.

For past several days, a pop-up message appears every time I attempt to open my browser asking if I want to allow this app to make changes to my computer. The app is list… (read more)

For past several days, a pop-up message appears every time I attempt to open my browser asking if I want to allow this app to make changes to my computer. The app is listed as Firefox Software Updater. When I checked Add-ons, I notice an add-on which is listed as temporary in support of Safe Browsing Version 4 and will supposedly be deleted once the roll-out of this feature is complete. How long is this 'roll-out' supposed to take? This has been going on for days. Should I be responding 'No' or 'Yes'? I'm using Windows 10 and Firefox 56.0.1.

Asked by shirov70 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Firefox keeps open connections to different IP addresses even when closed

Hello, I have recently noticed that despite the Firefox process being closed, there are a number of connections still open and remain open for the duration of the current… (read more)

Hello, I have recently noticed that despite the Firefox process being closed, there are a number of connections still open and remain open for the duration of the current computer session. Restart seems to close all connections. Connections increase and stay open the more I would browse.

OS is Windows 7 Ultimate Running Firefox 55.0.3 Using Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 to monitor active connections.

Screen shot attached to show some examples of active connections even when Firefox is closed. Any idea why this is happening and how to prevent it?

Asked by Cornelius321 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can i lock add-on from unauthorized changes?

As an administrator in a small office, i am using trend micro add on as a web filtering. But all of my web filtering rules will gone if the add on is disabled by my fello… (read more)

As an administrator in a small office, i am using trend micro add on as a web filtering. But all of my web filtering rules will gone if the add on is disabled by my fellow officer in their PC. And i can't find any settings to lock it down.

I ask for this features because firefox is my favorite browser, and i want to keep using firefox. I Tried google chrome, and for now i cannot find how to disable my trendmicro web filtering on chrome (which is a good thing) Internet Explorer just not an option, it's too obsolete.

If firefox not updating this features in the near future, i will need to use chrome in order to patch my office security. Please update as soon as possible.

Asked by boomzzy 2 years ago

Last reply by boomzzy 2 years ago

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How can I make it so no one can change my privacy settings? can this be done without me doing any coding as I really don't know how?

I currently have my settings to erase history when firefox closes. I don't want anyone changing that setting when I'm not aware and thereby being able to see my history. … (read more)

I currently have my settings to erase history when firefox closes. I don't want anyone changing that setting when I'm not aware and thereby being able to see my history. I know nothing about coding and wouldn't even attempt it. Is there an add on or some kind of suggestion anyone would have? I'm especially concerned as my kids are getting older and I suspect they will have try this one day. lol

Asked by lkaramazov 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago