Firefox Lockwise - Alerts for breached websites
Starting in Firefox version 70, Firefox Lockwise will show alerts about potentially vulnerable passwords that were exposed in data breaches. If it’s likely that one of your saved logins was exposed in a known data breach, you’ll see this alert with its associated login. Select Learn more about this breach to read details about the breach on Firefox Monitor.
How Firefox notifies about website breaches
Firefox checks the date of a known website breach against the date you saved a password for that website. If the website was breached after you saved your password, you’ll see this alert. The database of breached websites is provided by Have I been Pwned.
In a future release of the browser, Firefox will also check to see if you’ve reused any of these potentially vulnerable passwords with other logins you’ve saved to Lockwise. The browser does this by creating an encrypted list of your breached passwords, then checking it against all your saved passwords. Firefox does not keep logs of your plaintext passwords or know them.
Turn off website breach alerts in Lockwise
Disabling the feature also prevents Firefox from checking to see if you’ve reused these potentially vulnerable passwords on any of your other saved logins.
- Click the menu button and select . .
- Select the
- Deselect the checkbox for Show alerts about passwords for breached websites.