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I use master password.Evenafter I log out of my account, I am able to access saved log in w/o MP...How to secure my privacy if I need to give my lap for service

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I was blindly trusting FF account log in & Master password are enough to protect my privacy which today I realized it is not. Even after I log out of my account, I am able to access all my saved log in without the need of entering log in details or without entering the password. Yes, I understand Master password makes it not able to see my log in details. But what 1. If I face with sudden hard ware problems on my computer.The service centre person can easily open my system & log in to any of my personal accounts. How can I ensure more privacy. 2. If I need to use a public system, what is the best way of storing/managing passwords as both FF account & MP doesn't help.

Many Thanks.

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If you keep tabs open and reopen them automatically then sessionstore (sessionstore.jsonlz4) will store cookies for tabs, so website will still see you logged in.

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Firefox on desktop doesn't use a Firefox Account to store the passwords (logins are stored in logins.json in the profile folder), so disconnecting doesn't make a difference for accessing the passwords in Lockwise once you have entered the MP to unlock. You need to logout by canceling a master password prompt to block access to the passwords.

You can log out from the Software Security Device (click Cancel in a master password dialog) to protect the passwords against viewing and force having to re-enter the MP again.

  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Passwords: "Saved Logins/Passwords"
  • Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Certificates -> Security Devices: Software Security Device: Log Out button

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Thanks for the reply. I did LOG OUT using Options/Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Certificates -> Security Devices: Software Security Device: Log Out button

Then I signed out my account...then restarted the firefox.

Now the status is...without any password or without any master password, I can still access my twitter/yahoo accounts etc. I need MP to sign in to Firefox account,or to see the "Saved Login" details though.

My concern not addressed.

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If you keep tabs open and reopen them automatically then sessionstore (sessionstore.jsonlz4) will store cookies for tabs, so website will still see you logged in.

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