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Firefox lockwise has plainly viewable passwords?

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Ok, maybe I'm totally missing something. Lockwise is supposed to be Firefox's password manager. Great that's integrated into the browser. I opened the "Logins and Passwords" page and found all my previously saved logins. Great that they retained those for me. However I was shocked to see that I could plainly view the saved and copy the passwords (by clicking the eyeball). This does not seem like a very safe, or private default mode. After install/upgrade of Firefox it should have them hidden. Is there some way to disable this? In the future I think that Firefox should have passwords hidden after install. I would submit this as a feature request but I am unable to find where to do that.

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From the second link "Starting with Firefox version 76 on macOS and Windows, you will be prompted to enter your operating system password (or authenticate using your fingerprint, face or voice login if enabled) when accessing your stored passwords in Lockwise on Firefox desktop" It also states "Note: This feature is disabled if you are using a Primary Password". I am using Firefox 78.11.0esr. It did not prompt me for my OS password. I do not have a primary password configured. I have also verified the same behavior on a different computer running Firefox 89.0.2, meaning it also did not prompt for a OS password nor is it configured with a primary password yet allowed me to "snoop" and view and copy the passwords within Lockwise.

Apparently this is a bug? How do I submit it?

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terafox said

From the second link "Starting with Firefox version 76 on macOS and Windows, you will be prompted to enter your operating system password (or authenticate using your fingerprint, face or voice login if enabled) when accessing your stored passwords in Lockwise on Firefox desktop"

From the yellow box at the top of the article:

"This feature is disabled for both macOS and Windows in Firefox version 76 and above, except in Firefox Nightly and for testing. Mozilla plans to improve this feature and enable it in a future release."

Anyway, that feature did not secure the logins on disk "at rest". For that, you need to set a Primary Password.

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