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Settings change during update

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It appears that the security settings and others were changed without any notification during a recent update. A login with card number and password were subsequently saved without my knowledge thus exposing my online banking accounts to possible unauthorized use. This should not happen and should be addressed.

It appears that the security settings and others were changed without any notification during a recent update. A login with card number and password were subsequently saved without my knowledge thus exposing my online banking accounts to possible unauthorized use. This should not happen and should be addressed.

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That's not possible unless you allow another user to use the computer as the main user. You can't expose your card number and password unless you click on a malware asking for your logins. Also if you clicked the AutoFill/AutoSave options it will save those options unless you go and manually delete them or disable the AutoFill/AutoSave feature. Security features don't change if they are left as default, I myself have to enable the AutoSave/Fill to save logins/passwords.

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Thank you for your input. Perhaps I did not describe what happened in sufficient detail.... When I clicked the link to the banking login site the card number and password were already displayed and had apparently been saved by Firefox. There are no other users of the computer, fortunately, but all that was required to access my accounts was to click on the displayed login button. I have never enabled or used the save logins feature of Firefox before and had assumed it was off as usual. I subsequently deleted the saved login info in Firefox. My concern was that this might happen to others and I attributed the cause as being one of several fairly recent updates where changes, such as add-ons like Privacy Badger not being present after the update, had occurred. It appeared as if the settings had reverted to a default condition rather than as I had left them. The problem is solved as far as my using Firefox but I will be checking the settings after every update. Again, thanks for the help.

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This means you turned on AutoFill/AutoSave and to remove this you need to clear those cache/history and also check that you didn't click to use MSN accounts to save your logins in your settings. Addons aren't part of FireFox forum help that is up to the Addon developer to address your concerns if there are issue with Addons.

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Dropa said

Addons aren't part of FireFox forum help that is up to the Addon developer to address your concerns if there are issue with Addons.

People are welcome to ask for help with a Extension here as trying to get direct support help from the Extension author is not required nor their only option in getting support. Also some Extension authors have their own support forum or have a ongoing thread in http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=53

Why do you keep telling people their only option is to contact the extension author for support?

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