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My computer has been hacked and now I have chrome://weave in my passwords

I was using an unprotected wifi for about 3 days and now I have unknown programs running and sometimes commond prompt boxes suddenly poping up and dissapearing. I'm nolon… (read more)

I was using an unprotected wifi for about 3 days and now I have unknown programs running and sometimes commond prompt boxes suddenly poping up and dissapearing. I'm nolonger using the computer and I'm changing all my passwords just in case. (not getting FF to remember them)

But there are unknown usernames and passwords in my synced passwords. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/930340 Does this mean the hacker has all my FF passwords and can access it anywhere and anytime if I change them is sync? Should I make a new Sync account?

Asked by dleggo 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I get rid of unwanted social API in Firefox ?

I'm looking for non-social Firefox edition or version. I want to follow the latest FF updates, but without any integrated services like social spyware and any other kind … (read more)

I'm looking for non-social Firefox edition or version. I want to follow the latest FF updates, but without any integrated services like social spyware and any other kind of malware. Options disable / enable are not sufficient to be safe and security in Firefox is corrupted by social API.

Social services and features must be implemented only as a simple optional extensions and nothing more.

Asked by gregorys 7 years ago

Answered by gregorys 7 years ago

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browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled - should be set to false. Check https://developer.mozilla.org

Most sites make a lot of noise about browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled - and they repeat just one after another that this should be set to "true" to prevent thumb… (read more)

Most sites make a lot of noise about browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled - and they repeat just one after another that this should be set to "true" to prevent thumbnail storage. But when you look at the right source, like: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Preferences/Preference_reference/browser.pagethumbnails.capturing_disabled

true (default)

   The application creates screenshots of visited web pages.

false

   The application doesn't create screenshots of visited web pages. 

The name of the parameter is confusing. But it seems that it should be set to "false" to prevent thumbnail storage. And the right question should be about reading abilities ;) But I will ask another one - does Mozilla will try to conntact with those sites and say them that they are wrong? Have a nice day folks! :)

Asked by BluesowyKocur 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be truste

When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be trusted. I then… (read more)

When I try to access this US military site, https://www.tricareonline.com/portal/page/portal/TricareOnline/Portal I get a warning that this site can't be trusted. I then get a notice to override Firefox if I trust the site. I get a certificate, override, and finally get the site. But this has happened a half dozen or so times, every time I try to log in to the military site. How can I log into this site without the annoying warnings?

Thanks, Donald Sullivan

Asked by dhsully 7 years ago

Answered by dhsully 7 years ago

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a website asked I wanted to automatically tell them my geographic location. Firefox popped up a screen with the option. How do I get back to this option?.

A newspaper website asked if I wanted to tell them my location. Firfox popped up and asked if I wanted to automatically tell sites that ask my geographic location. I cl… (read more)

A newspaper website asked if I wanted to tell them my location. Firfox popped up and asked if I wanted to automatically tell sites that ask my geographic location. I clicked and got more information. There was a section that gave instructions to permanently disable geographic location tracking. I followed the directions to disable, even though the default is no tracking. I had to type an two words with a : separating them into the address bar. This brought me to a long list of settings. I followed the directions but now it seems my location is being tracked by everyone.

How do I get back to this list of settings (which was not accessed through Options) to go back to the default?

Asked by alFuquay 7 years ago

Answered by user633449 7 years ago

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Am unable to use master password, when I try to add one the 'OK' button won't highlight or save it.

I recently uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox but now am unable to use master password. The 'OK' button does not activate, will not save password. Thank you Marilyn Br… (read more)

I recently uninstalled then reinstalled Firefox but now am unable to use master password. The 'OK' button does not activate, will not save password.

Thank you Marilyn Brann

Asked by marilyn6b 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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The only completely secure Https screen is a full certificate

I would like a confirmation on the certificate used in Firefox and other browsers. A web site like President choice financial https://www.txn.banking.pcfinancial.ca/a/aut… (read more)

I would like a confirmation on the certificate used in Firefox and other browsers. A web site like President choice financial https://www.txn.banking.pcfinancial.ca/a/authentication/preSignOn.ams which is https but is run by the site "unknown" as oppose to Ing direct which is https://secure.ingdirect.ca/InitialINGDirect.html?command=displayLogin&device=web&locale=en_CA and has a fully qualified certificate.

The PCfinancial shows up with a blue https URL and Ing direct shows up in Green. this clearly suggest that the Blue HTTPs is not as secure as the domain information is missing and therefore could be controled by another party? Please note references to wikipeadia (see https Secure) describes the blue certificate as a "common certificate"

Also note that other sites like twitter have a Green URL when visited. What are the security risks with a Blue URL or display with "which is run by unknown"

Asked by Brown Fox 7 years ago

Last reply by Brown Fox 7 years ago

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Enabling custom cookie handling kills facebook dropdowns

Hi, I'm using firefox for several years, but recently i discovered a weird effect on one of my computers, which was consistent across many FF versions (up to the recent v… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using firefox for several years, but recently i discovered a weird effect on one of my computers, which was consistent across many FF versions (up to the recent version 17 now). All drop down menus on facebook were not working for me. On one pc I can click on the red globe, and a menu opens - while on the other pc nothing happened. Now I was able to reproduce it.

As soon as I activate the "ask how long cookies are stored" option in the privacy settings, the drop down menus wont work/show. Choosing the default "Keep them as long as they are valid" reenables the drop down menus.

I really like the cookie storage time option so i can decide which website will remember me.

Asked by Liitiad 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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How do I keep firefox from going to Google, every time I start up the browswer?

Without fail, firefox is going to these remote addresses and host, each time I start the browser. 74.125.227.94 74.125.227.158 74.125.227.158 74.125.227.126 74.125.227.1… (read more)

Without fail, firefox is going to these remote addresses and host, each time I start the browser. 74.125.227.94 74.125.227.158 74.125.227.158 74.125.227.126 74.125.227.158 74.125.227.126

dfw06s07-in-f30.1e100.net dfw06s17-in-f30.1e100.net dfw06s17-in-f30.1e100.net dfw06s16-in-f30.1e100.net dfw06s17-in-f30.1e100.net dfw06s16-in-f30.1e100.net

Asked by cristie 7 years ago

Last reply by cristie 7 years ago

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general.useragent.locale setting ignored

From my desktop PC running windows 7 SP2 and Firefox 5.0.1 when I use Google search I get results from the UK even though I live in Australia and have my location details… (read more)

From my desktop PC running windows 7 SP2 and Firefox 5.0.1 when I use Google search I get results from the UK even though I live in Australia and have my location details set in Windows to Australia.

I have edited general.useragent.locale to en-au and intlaccept_lanuage en-au,en and still I canot get result from Australia

I have alos set the intl to use OS settings but still it is not working properly

Asked by tonyr63 7 years ago

Last reply by tonyr63 7 years ago

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When i drag and drop an image on my site. it gives the following error. "Unable to access local files due to browser security settings. To overcome this, follo"

I am using the firefox version 17 and when i drag and drop an image on my website. It gives me the following error. Unable to access local files due to browser security s… (read more)

I am using the firefox version 17 and when i drag and drop an image on my website. It gives me the following error.

Unable to access local files due to browser security settings. To overcome this, follow these steps: (1) Enter "about:config" in the URL field; (2) Right click and select New->Boolean; (3) Enter "signed.applets.codebase_principal_support" (without the quotes) as a new preference name; (4) Click OK and try loading the file again. Or go to the homepage for a link to the tutorial on how to do it.

I have completed the above steps and it is still showing the same error message. Any help would be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by rajawaseemhussain 7 years ago

Last reply by iamjayakumars 7 years ago

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reinstalled moz.to get rid of "search here" now moz.blocks he proxify.com w/o being asked

Mozilla or someone placed the "search here" search engine. I tried various suggestions and got rid of it on all my computer sites EXCEPT Mozilla. So I uninstalled Mozill… (read more)

Mozilla or someone placed the "search here" search engine. I tried various suggestions and got rid of it on all my computer sites EXCEPT Mozilla. So I uninstalled Mozilla and reinstalled. Now it has blocked access to proxify.com the only reason I use Mozilla. So whats up? how do unblock it?

Asked by allmits 7 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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Three years on: When will we see TLS1.1 and TLS1.2 in Firefox?

So three years on we still appear to be waiting for an answer! My FF17 still only has options for SSL3.0 and TLS1.0 so presumably the 'Bug' 565047 and 480514 are still in… (read more)

So three years on we still appear to be waiting for an answer!

My FF17 still only has options for SSL3.0 and TLS1.0 so presumably the 'Bug' 565047 and 480514 are still in the process of being resolved?

The problem is in the meantime, is that the recently the PCI people started flagging up BEAST as a FAIL. Other assessors may have already been doing this since June 2012 or earlier, but ours has just started it since their last report. Organisations wishing to be compliant must remove or disable certain ciphers from the server, forcing the connecting browser to use RC4. (Some assessors will permit prioritising but ours will fail us and force us to appeal after every assessment). We know FF supports RC4 so that's no problem, but pressure is also mounting to ensure that only SSL3.0, and TLS1.1/.12 are enabled at the server to ensure the best security posture and full compliance. For example in Windows 2008RC2 this is neccessary in order to mitigate against BEAST and our understanding is that this is what the MS12-006 patch does.

This means that browser support for TLS1.1 and TLS1.2 is now essential rather than optional. In the current climate we are forced to seriously consider banning and removing browsers that do not support the latest TLS versions from our workstations as these are now being regarded as non-compliant with the latest security standards.

So will someone at Mozilla therefore please answer the question : WHEN will support for TLS1.1 and TLS1.2 be available please?

If it is already available (and we missed it) then how do we ensure it is enable please?

Thanks.

Asked by forumposter 7 years ago

Last reply by Hiawatha 7 years ago

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Why does my history stores so little?

Firefox stores only 1-month old history. Why? Can i configure the time of storing? And Download History stores so little. (But i think it problem because Download StatusB… (read more)

Firefox stores only 1-month old history. Why? Can i configure the time of storing? And Download History stores so little. (But i think it problem because Download StatusBar addition)

Asked by SoapMyxa 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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get rid of pornographic videos in search results

I put in a few words in my search engine bar that have nothing to do with sex, yet a string of pornographic videos come up in my search results. This happens almost every… (read more)

I put in a few words in my search engine bar that have nothing to do with sex, yet a string of pornographic videos come up in my search results. This happens almost every time I look something up. I want to get rid of them and keep them from coming up. What do I do?

Asked by Haddasah7 7 years ago

Last reply by Haddasah7 7 years ago

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Awesomebar autocomplete buggy, annoying

So, this is the problem. The url-bar (the "Awesomebar") predicts the website I'm typing and already puts it in there for me to enter. The thing is, I mistyped a website … (read more)

So, this is the problem. The url-bar (the "Awesomebar") predicts the website I'm typing and already puts it in there for me to enter.

The thing is, I mistyped a website once, for example:

instead of "www.youtube.com" I typed "www.yotube.com" (in this case, the website "yotube.com" doesn't exist)

now, every time I enter www.y it shows "yotube.com" in the Awesomebar and "youtube" in the dropdown right under it.

So the prediction is false, while the bookmark is the right website.

Which means that every time I type www.y - it shows www.yotube.com and I'm sent to the wrong website, having to add a 'u' every time. Even though the bookmark shows the correct website and the prediction doesn't.

Even if I delete history, "forget about this website", delete places.sqlite and do all that, it stays like that.

Here's a picture: http://i.imgur.com/RbEAx.jpg

Asked by Dadamam 7 years ago

Last reply by Dadamam 7 years ago