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Lockwise appears to be changing passwords to long "auto-generated" numerical passwords w/o being asked?

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Folks:

Been running into a problem that has recurred in the last few days, trying to log into my Kindle account, as I do every day . . . I believe a day or so back I got a drop down message from possibly the "lock" icon on the left end of the address bar?? asking me "Do you want to update your password"?? Since it was logging me in I thought FF was "doing me a favor" . . . so I clicked yes . . . . Then, the next day perhaps, I was again logging in to Kindle via a different OS, so it didn't get the memo on the change . . . logged into Sync . . . and it gave the "you gave us the wrong password"????

I checked a flash drive where I used to have all of my passwords stored, and it should have been right, then I checked FF "logins and passwords" . . . and in Amazon listing was this emongus password that appeared to be auto-generated by FF??? I took the time to get Amazon to send me an "update your password" . . . did that. Then again today, logging into Kindle, same deal, errors out . . . the message doesn't say, "Would you like FF to generate a huge random password for this account?" and again FF appears to have auto-generated a password . . . back from having just changed the password to what I thought was my own . . . FF has gone and changed it to a huge auto-generated line . . . . It used to be that Synce would "store" your passwords, now it appears to be "fixing them"??? possibly as a new "feature" of "Lockwise"???

I'd like FF to "store" the passwords, not try to change them on me, by asking "can we update your password?" Plz help.

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Some websites modify the password field via JavaScript when you submit the login form to prevent having this data available in the back history.
If Firefox noticed that this field has changed then Firefox will offer to update the stored password, but in this case where the website has modified the password you wouldn't want to do this.
To prevent Firefox from asking to update the password, you can create a password block exception for this domain.

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@cor-el:

Thanks for the reply, after I posted my question I noticed that this issue seemed to be primarily happening with Amazon, and it seemed like FF was trying to generate an **unbreakable** random password . . . as when I looked carefully it was different than the "....." short password I usually use for logging in . . . "risky behavior" and so forth, FF was showing me "........................................................." something even longer than that.

So your reply got me in the ballpark . . . I unchecked "Ask FF to suggest & generate strong passwords" . . . not sure how that feature actually "works" if the web site isn't "aware" of the upgrade . . . ??? But that feature is now "released" from its obligations to save me from my password lassitude. Thnx.

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