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Security Concerns: Saved forms (across VMs) and password (after clearing all history).

v155.9.1esr Debian 12 I'm testing different Debian 12 on multiple VMs, it came to my surprise to see that my VPN hash I used on a website the day before was saved by Fir… (read more)

v155.9.1esr Debian 12

I'm testing different Debian 12 on multiple VMs, it came to my surprise to see that my VPN hash I used on a website the day before was saved by Firefox on the new VM.

The Sync was on but then which one saved my form (hash)?

  1. Numbered list item Logins & Passwords ? note: The hash was not a login but a form. If Firefox saves all the form, you should explicitly rename Logins by any forms/inputs.
  2. Numbered list item History? note: I hope this is only URLs.

If Firefox is savings "forms" (input fields) not just "logins" then it should be explicitly written. Is it an expected behavior?

Asked by debvmtesting 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Privacy issues of HTML and Images in emails

New TB user here, coming from Mac. I notice my emails look very 'old school' - font wise. I THINK it's because TB is showing plaintext whereas Mac Mail was showing me ht… (read more)

New TB user here, coming from Mac. I notice my emails look very 'old school' - font wise. I THINK it's because TB is showing plaintext whereas Mac Mail was showing me html, it looks that way anyway. Or maybe it's 'rich text' rather than html. I'm not sure, but it got me wondering, are there any major privacy/security risks of viewing html emails rather than plaintext? I automatically block all images in emails, always have. but looking at Mac Mail it doesn't look like i blocked html as some emails (newsletter type things) show some nice background colours and buttons etc, whereas the same email on TB is just basic font text.

I'd like my emails to look a BIT prettier, in all honesty, but not if that opens major security/privacy risks.

Would be grateful if someone could offer their thoughts on the above please

Asked by mozilla516 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 6 hours ago

Unable to delete cookies/cache due to gray button

Cannot delete cookies nor cache due to a grayish button. First it works fine, after a few hours, buttons are gray. Also sync seems not to work anymore when this happens.… (read more)

Cannot delete cookies nor cache due to a grayish button. First it works fine, after a few hours, buttons are gray.

Also sync seems not to work anymore when this happens.

Asked by Your_mother 1 week ago

Last reply by Your_mother 15 hours ago

in Thunderbird how to change password when the original password is lost?

Hi, I am not sure how it happened, I am now in a position where I can't use my Thunderbird properly. Every time I open TB, it asks for "please enter your Primary Passwor… (read more)

Hi, I am not sure how it happened, I am now in a position where I can't use my Thunderbird properly. Every time I open TB, it asks for "please enter your Primary Password" which I don't have/deleted? If a try to remove the tick from "Use a Primary Password" it opens a box requesting my Current Password, I have tried the last one and the one before, none are accepted. When I search in Saved logins, it seems to me to be empty. in short I seem to need a current password to change my password. It is a vicious loop. Can any one help sort this out, Please Thank you from Ilio Pieroni

Asked by Ilio Pieroni 1 day ago

Last reply by david 18 hours ago

cannot log into Thunderbird with password that was set up

Hello, I got a tale of two computers with Thunderbird on both. First, I will start with my HP Laptop, its my primary computer due to its speed. I went to check my email… (read more)

Hello, I got a tale of two computers with Thunderbird on both. First, I will start with my HP Laptop, its my primary computer due to its speed. I went to check my emails this morning. I double click on the TBird icon on my desktop. It does not open. Waited a few seconds, tried again and again. Finally, a folder containing pictures opened up. Then, I went to open FireFox, and that same folder with pictures opened. I tried this like five times and the same thing happened. Then I got to thinkin, when I went to shut it down the other day, it said "update and shut down", so I did. Now that I remembered the update, I decided to go back in time to when the laptop was running real good. So I did that recovery, in doing so, it wiped out some of the applications I had on my computer, such as FoxFire, Thunderbird, Adobe, HP printer, CCleaner, and probably others that I seldom used. Somehow, I got to the point where I reinstalled Thunderbird. The only thing is, it would not let me in. When double clicking on the icon, it took me to a page that just wanted my name, email address and password. I enter the info, that page stayed open and added a few more items to the page, such as IMAP and POP3 stuff. IMAP was already selected by Tbird. I then had the option to click "done" . In doing that, it said "Unable to log into server. Probably wrong configuration, username or password" So there's that. Cannot even see the email program. Second part of the mystery, I have an old Gateway desktop. Its slower than slow. I only use it in emergencies, as the above scenario. I fire it up, wait about 5 minutes before I open Thunderbird on that. Guess what, it wants a password. Whats different about this deal is that the email opens, and I can see all my previous emails, but cannot receive or send. I have no Idea whats going on, unless its my deceased wife coming back to haunt me...I don't know.

Asked by dano 1 day ago

Last reply by Matt 1 day ago

can't use YouTube....... everything is too slow...???.?..

I said it all in the in the opening statement... What else am I meant to say?????????? It worked fine 2 weeks ago..? But now forget it!!!!!!! What has changed....you must… (read more)

I said it all in the in the opening statement... What else am I meant to say?????????? It worked fine 2 weeks ago..? But now forget it!!!!!!! What has changed....you must know ... So don't ask me just fix it!!!!!!

Asked by Leon.Jaeggi 1 day ago

Last reply by Leon.Jaeggi 1 day ago

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Thunderbird is blocking my outgoing emails

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change.… (read more)

Thunderbird continues to block my outgoing emails despite my best efforts. Please check my outgoing smpt server settings (attached) and let me know what I need to change. Thanks.

Asked by Bill Washburn 4 days ago

Answered by david 1 day ago

Firefox Browser

When I go into Privacy & Settings, then cookies & site data, I uncheck the box for cookies & site data. It doesn't save. Next time I go in it is checked again… (read more)

When I go into Privacy & Settings, then cookies & site data, I uncheck the box for cookies & site data. It doesn't save. Next time I go in it is checked again. How do I get this setting to save? I'm using Windows 10, Firefox 124.0.2.

Asked by Anita Adam 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 day ago

Password Manager protection Security Flaw?

I am very surprised and somewhat disappointed that the Password manager protection does not sync across devices. I refer to thread:"Firefox Primary Password is different … (read more)

I am very surprised and somewhat disappointed that the Password manager protection does not sync across devices. I refer to thread:"Firefox Primary Password is different on my 2 PC's" in the archived Q&A section.

I love the Password manager and this is my main source to keep track of the 1000's of passwords we have to have to operate nowadays and they are easily accessible. It was always my issue that I felt they were very vulnerable as I had not turned on the Password protection due to bad past experience with not properly understanding the feature at first and being locked out of all my passwords or so it felt. I have now re-established this option and feel more secure(maybe foolishly). But, I believe there is a serious security flaw in Mozilla. I can understand that you offer the option to have different password on a per device basis. However I feel the implementation of this is very dangerous and can inadvertently expose all my passwords without my consent.

When I opened my new computer, I did set-up Firefox as my primary browser and enabled Syncing data. I made the foolish assumption that Syncing my password would offer me the same protection as the one I have on my main PC. I was surprised not to be asked for my main password when opening the browser nor do I recall been asked to set-up one new one for the new machine.

If my profile says that I want my passwords to be protected, I would at minima force the same default on any new browser install and require either authorization and / or verification from the original or another previously registered device before sharing the passwords. Passwords should be protected by default as defined i my profile. Otherwise, if my Firefox account is compromised, I will automatically expose all my passwords to anyone.

I do not recall, because I do not install Firefox everyday, but on my Android device, I was not asked whether I wanted to protect my passwords or not. They were by default or so it felt. Yes, they do not use my main password, they rely on my bio-metric info. So, there is a basic layer of protection. Why not in Windows?

Your thoughts?

Asked by Jmarc 3 days ago

Last reply by TechHorse 1 day ago

DNS LÄCKOR FIREFOX

Jag använder ovpn satt 10 timmar igår med att lösa ett dns läckage men det fungerar inte ovpn säger att det är ni på firefox som kan lösa detta och inte de. Jag vill gärn… (read more)

Jag använder ovpn satt 10 timmar igår med att lösa ett dns läckage men det fungerar inte ovpn säger att det är ni på firefox som kan lösa detta och inte de. Jag vill gärna få hjälp via teamviewer. Mvh Carl Sverige

Asked by carl_thorvald 1 day ago

Email or password not correct

I add the new smtp for out going and incoming and i keep getting this messge. Not sure where the password is stored. I can go to yahoo and use the same username and pw i… (read more)

I add the new smtp for out going and incoming and i keep getting this messge. Not sure where the password is stored. I can go to yahoo and use the same username and pw i'm trying to use here and it lets me in.

here are the incoming and outgoing smtp that i'm using

Sending of the message failed. Unable to authenticate to Outgoing server (SMTP) smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Please check the password and verify the 'Authentication method' in 'Account Settings | Outgoing server (SMTP)'.


I keep geting this. Login to server smtp.mail.yahoo.com with username topcleaninc failed.

Asked by topcleaninc 2 days ago

Last reply by topcleaninc 2 days ago

When is 'undisclosed-recipients' shown? Can I check who I sent the message to?

I wrote an email without putting in anyone for the 'TO:' or 'CC:' fields. The BCC: field only had my own email address in it. I accidentally sent this email before I ha… (read more)

I wrote an email without putting in anyone for the 'TO:' or 'CC:' fields. The BCC: field only had my own email address in it.

I accidentally sent this email before I had sorted out the TO: and CC: fields properly.

In my sent email and it had 'undisclosed-recipients' in the To: field.

I found this disconcerting, since I wasn't SURE if I hadn't put anything in the CC: or TO: fields. I worried I may have sent a rough, poorly worded email to someone and that could backfilre.

Am I right that whenever 'undisclosed-recipients' is shown in the To: field and I sent the email, I can check in that sent email who was in the BCC: field and that should re-assure me who had actually recieved a copy of that email.

Clarity in this area would be VERY helpful.

Regards

   Mark

Asked by Mark Dunn 2 days ago

Last reply by Matt 2 days ago

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DNS over HTTPS is undermining my family DNS filter. Can I password protect the DNS settings or other solution?

Hello all, I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via D… (read more)

Hello all,

I had been using firefox as the standard browser for years, but since the DNS-over-HTTPS feature I have had trouble with protecting my family on the web via DNS filtering. Currently the only solution that has worked is to use a different browser (the Spin browser, for whoever is interested). I have Firefox blocked using the Android family link feature (and they can't install new apps without permission). Personally, I would love to move everyone back to Firefox, but I can't find a way to do it safely. Is there a way to effectively disable DNS-over-HTTPS such that it can't be changed (kids are pretty quick at figuring out that they can just go to the settings and figuring out that they can turn the feautre back on). A parental control feature would be ideal, so I can just set the DNS-over-HTTPS to use the family DNS filter in a way they can't turn it off. Does anyone have an helpful solution, or is Firefox dead for family protection?

Respectfully, Andrew

Asked by Andrew Davis 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Incorrect Password

I would like to change my password for Mozilla Firefox account. I am doing so because I have been notified of a password security breach. However, upon signing into my ac… (read more)

I would like to change my password for Mozilla Firefox account. I am doing so because I have been notified of a password security breach. However, upon signing into my account via https://accounts.firefox.com/signin (it doesn't matter which device), I cannot change my password with the new one without the red-colored incorrect password window popping up. I know my signin is correct because I have just signed in using it. Whats the problem guys?

Asked by curation 2 days ago

Firefox not disabling DNS over HTTPS when settings are pushed from JAMF Pro

We are attempting to disable DNS over HTTPS by pushing a configuration profile from JAMF Pro. The profile completes successfully and shows it is disabled, but Firefox wi… (read more)

We are attempting to disable DNS over HTTPS by pushing a configuration profile from JAMF Pro. The profile completes successfully and shows it is disabled, but Firefox will still show it is enabled. Has anyone else encountered this? We are using our own DNS Resolvers and need to not have Firefox force theirs. BTW, in order to avoid confusion, this is specific to MAC OS machines only. Thank you!

Asked by don.horvath 2 days ago

Since last update to days update to 115.9 I can't see sender email address column anymore

I used the add on "full address column." Today's update silently removed the add on and does not provide any obvious replacement for showing the senders email address in … (read more)

I used the add on "full address column." Today's update silently removed the add on and does not provide any obvious replacement for showing the senders email address in the main email window. Why are you helping spammers to get their way ? This is extremely frustrating and I might have to look for an alternative email client. Seeing the senders email usually makes detecting spam emails a lot easier. The "Correspondents" column is in most cases misleading.

Best Regards.

Asked by Gerhard Gubler 2 days ago

Last reply by Agent virtuel 2 days ago