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how to ascertain if DNS over HTTPS is enabled or disabled

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, inc… (read more)

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that

In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, including:

   Are parental controls enabled?
   Is the default DNS server filtering potentially malicious content?
   Is the device managed by an organization that might have a special DNS configuration? 

If any of these tests determine that DoH might interfere with the function, DoH will not be enabled. These tests will run every time the device connects to a different network.

Is there any way for me to find out if DOH is enabled or disabled by Firefox?

Asked by paroksha priyah 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to re-disable TLSv1.0?

I tried to visit a website on a private network. Firefox threw up a security warning about how the web page uses TLSv1.0. I clicked on the "Enable TLS v1.0" button becaus… (read more)

I tried to visit a website on a private network.

Firefox threw up a security warning about how the web page uses TLSv1.0.

I clicked on the "Enable TLS v1.0" button because I wanted to temporarily view the web page, so that I can look at the TLS certificate to debug an unrelated issue about the cert chain on this site.

Now I want to go back to the default settings, where Firefox blocks TLSv1.0.

How do I do that?

In about:config I looked at security.tls.version.min but it's still on the original value of 3. Yet Firefox is still letting me view that particular page over TLSv1.0 without the security warning.

Asked by Matthew.Davis.2 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox throws SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error for a site but Chromium says certificate is valid

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium. Firefox throws … (read more)

Hi all, I have an Apache site on Kubuntu 20.04 with a certificate signed by my private CA. I've added the root CA ceritificate in Firefox and in Chromium.

Firefox throws a SEC_ERROR_BAD_SIGNATURE error

Chromium accept the certificate as valid

What can I do?

Notes: the site url is "https://hdev.h.net" (with an internal IP address inside my lab)

Attached there are:

- the authority settings page
- the certification authority certificate as seen by Firefox
- the site certificate

Firefox version 82.0 Ubuntu Chromium version 86.0.4240.11

Asked by m.busico 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Edit "always open" settings for containers

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the … (read more)

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the Work container. I would also like to edit the list without needing to manually visit each site.

Asked by Chris Shaffer 1 year ago

Answered by Adivardhan 1 year ago

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How do I generate new passwords using Firefox's Logins and Passwords?

Hi, Just like to ask this: How do I generate new passwords using Firefox's Logins and Passwords? Waiting for your reply asap, thank you so much. Cool Regards, Pallas … (read more)

Hi, Just like to ask this: How do I generate new passwords using Firefox's Logins and Passwords?

Waiting for your reply asap, thank you so much.

Cool Regards, Pallas

Asked by PALLAS 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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I cant turn off "Try Searching For" drop down on Google home page.

I use Google Home page. Recently, some stupid "Try Searching For" drop down box opens every time I go to Search bar!! I've clicked off everything I can find in indexes. H… (read more)

I use Google Home page. Recently, some stupid "Try Searching For" drop down box opens every time I go to Search bar!! I've clicked off everything I can find in indexes. How do I get rid of this nuisance 'help'.

Asked by gETo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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GMail security changes coming soon, affects access to POP and SMTP

I have been using Thunderbird for several years for my GMail accounts, and have always preferred to download my messages using the POP and SMTP protocols, rather than use… (read more)

I have been using Thunderbird for several years for my GMail accounts, and have always preferred to download my messages using the POP and SMTP protocols, rather than use the IMAP protocol which leaves them all on the web. Google now inform me that "To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign in to your Google Account using only your username and password. Instead, you’ll need to sign in using Sign in with Google or other more secure technologies, like OAuth 2.0. What do you need to do? Email software, like Outlook 2016 or earlier, has less secure access to your Gmail. Switch to Office 365, Outlook 2019 or newer, or any other email software where you can sign in using Sign in with Google." These changes are due to take effect from May 30th. How can I prepare for them and still use the POP and SMTP protocols after that date? Is OAuth 2.0 appropriate?

Asked by blackberrylane.co.uk 2 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 2 months ago

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I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happens whenever I open my pc and I don't know what the cause is or how to fix it?

I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happen… (read more)

I started getting these Authentication Requierd: moz-proxy is requesting username and password. The site says "please enter your credentials & passwords". This happens whenever I open my pc and I don't know what the cause is or how to fix it?

I can't find any malware or add-ons that could could be causing this.

If you could help me find and fix the issue that would be appreciated.

So far I gotten proxy requests from the following

moz-proxy://kdch-b7056d.wealth-arcade.com:443 moz-proxy://nzcj-b7056d.2po.info:44 moz-proxy://cryr-b7056d.devon-athens.net:443

Asked by damiantheriot587 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't log in to GMail SMTP Server from TB

I have recently changed from using Microsoft Online to GMail service (not by choice). I now have a problem in that I cannot send emails from TB because TB still wants to … (read more)

I have recently changed from using Microsoft Online to GMail service (not by choice). I now have a problem in that I cannot send emails from TB because TB still wants to sign in to the Microsoft SMTP server, not the GMail SMTP server. I have tried various strategies, including delete / recreate account, but TB insists that I need to log in to the MS server. So atm I am receiving / viewing emails in TB (because I prefer TB), but sending / replying via GMail. Please help.

OS = openSUSE Leap 15.2 TB = 78.6.0

Asked by Greg_B 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)

Hello, I have 3 websites: http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/ When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secur… (read more)

Hello, I have 3 websites:

http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/

When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secure." When viewed with FF, the history and forums sites are not. Instead, they return the attached message.

Unless original work designed by me, all images on all sites are type specimens or trade journal articles from sources like design patents or university libraries (google books, haithi trust, internet archive, etc.).

Can someone figure out why this is happening and tell me how to fix it?

A thousand thanks for your help, Anna

Asked by author2 1 year ago

Answered by author2 1 year ago

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Certificate Error SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

Background -- I have a Synology Disk Station. When setting it up, in order to make a secure connection I registered the Domain I planned to use with Synology and receive… (read more)

Background -- I have a Synology Disk Station. When setting it up, in order to make a secure connection I registered the Domain I planned to use with Synology and received a registered Domain Name. I then applied for and received a certificate from “Lets Encrypt. It worked fine for a few years. I was able to login to the Disk Station Locally using the Local Network IP I had assigned to it, and also able log in via the registered Domain through Synology with a Secure Connection using either method when logging in. Everything worked perfectly. Over a year ago I had some issues with my network (it has been too long ago for me to remember what it was). I could not resolve it, so when I called Netgear Tech Support they had me reset my router to factory settings. This did fix the issue I was having, but I later noticed resetting had changed my IP address. I thought this was not a problem at the time. It was then I also noticed I was no longer getting a Secure Connection on through my Disk Station. Have been trying to resolve this on my own, but I am not having any luck. But I am learning as I go. Present Day – I am still having issues logging in. The message I get when I log into the Synology registered Domain with Firefox is "Unable to Connect". I tried Chrome and get a similar message. When I log in locally using the assigned IP address I get "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead".

I click on the "Advanced" button where Firefox displays the Error Message:  SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN.  I continue with the exception and able to log into the Disk Station. 

My Goal is to get it working with a secure connection as it did before the Router Reset. -- I have checked all the appropriate ports are open. 5000 and 5001. -- Have checked for any firewall restrictions. -- I have tried replacing the previous certificate with a new one. -- Synology Tech Support does not seem to know, so I figure the problem lies within Windows 10 or Firefox. -- The Certificate in my Windows mmc Console says the Certificate is OK. Weather that is the one that is used for this connection I am speaking of, I do not know. -- The Certificate is current and has not expired. My apologies for this description being lengthy, I just want to make sure I state everything I can think of in order to get this fixed. I do not know a lot about this topic, but am learning as I go. Any help is very much appreciated.

Asked by Dennis 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I lost all my passwords from firefox after Refreshing my browser

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockw… (read more)

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockwise! Please help me. I need all my saved passwords ASAP.

Asked by SaiAkash Neela 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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OAuth 2.0

Gmail is going to require OAuth 2.0 sign-in SFAIK, that means I will no longer be able to access gmail with Thunderbird. Are there plans for Thunderbird to meet the OAuth… (read more)

Gmail is going to require OAuth 2.0 sign-in SFAIK, that means I will no longer be able to access gmail with Thunderbird. Are there plans for Thunderbird to meet the OAuth 2.0 requirement?

Asked by car-nuts 2 months ago

Answered by christ1 2 months ago

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Configuring Verizon e-mail to work with new AOL protocols - Follow Up Issue

I posted a question and got one answer that does not help. Verizon.net is now handled by AOL. In 4 days Thunderbird will not support it unless I comply with the new AOL … (read more)

I posted a question and got one answer that does not help.

Verizon.net is now handled by AOL. In 4 days Thunderbird will not support it unless I comply with the new AOL security settings. I am having trouble doing that unless I delete the Verizon.net account and re-install it thereby losing all my Sent messages. That will be painful. AOL did give me an App Generated Password to use but I cannot find the place in Thunderbird to add it.

The one answer* said if my incoming and outgoing servers are imap.aol.com and smtp.aol.com it would be easy. The server settings are: pop.verizon.net and smtp.verizon.net

Any other suggestions?????

  • Thank you SFH

Asked by mlipis 12 months ago

Answered by sfhowes 12 months ago

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Completely disable Firefox update on Ubuntu

I am using Firefox on an old Ubuntu machine, and found myself unable to disable the auto update feature of Firefox. I understand why Firefox wants to do auto update, but … (read more)

I am using Firefox on an old Ubuntu machine, and found myself unable to disable the auto update feature of Firefox. I understand why Firefox wants to do auto update, but for me personally it's negatively impacting my productivity. Many times I was looking up reference materials only to be told that I need to restart Firefox because it just updated itself. Imagine how frustrating it is, especially when I use the Private Browsing mode a lot to avoid having to clean up browsing history and cached files later. All in all, while the auto update feature might be good for some users, it's just not working for me, so I want it to be disabled.

I tried a couple of things. First, there's nothing in the "Preferences" page related to the auto update. Second, I tried to change the value of "app.update.auto" in the "about:config" page to false, and it still does auto update. Finally, I tried to add a "policies.json" file to "/etc/firefox/", with the following content:

{ "policies":

  {
    "AppAutoUpdate": false,
    "DisableAppUpdate": true,
    "DisableTelemetry": true
   }

}

Yet it still does auto updates. As a matter of fact, it updated itself to version 80 just now. This driving me crazy. Any useful suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.

Asked by dev.1one.w01f 1 year ago

Answered by dev.1one.w01f 1 year ago

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Where is the QR Code?

On this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication it says 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t … (read more)

On this page

 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-firefox-account-two-step-authentication

it says

 5. Use the app to take a photo of the QR code, or click Can’t Scan Code to display a code to enter into the app. 

But I don't see a QR Code anywhere. What am I missing?

Thanks.

Asked by Roberto 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I export my private PGP Key from the new Thunderbird Version?

How do I export my private PGP Key from the new Thunderbird Version? I created it when 72.2.1 was released and I want to backup it, but I have now idea how to export it. … (read more)

How do I export my private PGP Key from the new Thunderbird Version? I created it when 72.2.1 was released and I want to backup it, but I have now idea how to export it. I am using MacOS.

Thank you!

Asked by simclaphi 1 year ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 1 year ago

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Trouble importing router certificate for HTTPS

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page. Following my router's instructi… (read more)

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page.

Following my router's instructions I exported the certificate. I then accessed the Privacy & Security settings in Preferences, and under View Certificates I imported the router's certificate.

When opening the HTTPS web interface Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE.

Asked by Joe Buckner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Use Android certificate store or add ability to add root certificate authority

I have added custom certificate authority to the Android system certificates store. But it seems that Firefox doesn't use native store unlike other browsers do. I have to… (read more)

I have added custom certificate authority to the Android system certificates store. But it seems that Firefox doesn't use native store unlike other browsers do. I have to click to advance and allow every time I visit our "unsafe" university web.

Why there is no option to use native Android certificates store or to install CA into browser? That's quite security issue.

Asked by Vladan 1 year ago

Answered by Vladan 1 year ago