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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Credit Card Fill-in Stopped Working

Hi. I recently migrated to Firefox from Chrome and am getting acclimated. I did look through the various forums to find out how to activate credit card storage in FF 81 s… (read more)

Hi. I recently migrated to Firefox from Chrome and am getting acclimated. I did look through the various forums to find out how to activate credit card storage in FF 81 since it was not showing as an option on my initial download. I did successfully do that and entered a couple of cards. I was also successful in using the autoload feature on several occasions, but now all I get is a greyed out box showing both cards, and after attempting selection of one, no auto-population.

I am using the extra layer of log in with Windows password, and have made sure to enter that, but still no luck.

Any help out there? Thanks in advance.

Asked by marc.tellier 1 month ago

Last reply by ashiqueachi313k 1 month ago

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Asked by danyalrezaee9474 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Problem: all email logins are showing in drop down despite setting "do not ask" and clearing cookies.

I am using containers, and have made every setting I can think of to keep my log-ins private. Instead, every time I go to ProtonMail I get shown every email login I hav… (read more)

I am using containers, and have made every setting I can think of to keep my log-ins private. Instead, every time I go to ProtonMail I get shown every email login I have used lately, including a gmail login I only use in a gmail container! ProtonMail advise they do not store this data.

The passwords are not stored, thank goodness.

HOW is Firefox saving it? WHERE? This is actually the creepy and intrusive tracking I came to Firefox to get away from - now they seem more like the perpetrator and I have to go right out of my way to protect myself from Firefox itself. Now I guess gmail knows all my protonmail logins.

Any solutions? I hope my tone is not too exasperated, but if there was another browser option out there right now I'd be gone in minutes.

Thank you!

Firefox for Windows 10, I believe the latest version

Asked by Cygnus 3 months ago

Last reply by VG_1227 3 months ago

How Do I turn off Firefox Save-Password Question

Although Ask to save logins and passwords for websites is unchecked, I am asked if I want them saved at every site that requires a password. How can I change this? Windo… (read more)

Although Ask to save logins and passwords for websites is unchecked, I am asked if I want them saved at every site that requires a password. How can I change this? Windows 10, on MSI laptop.

Asked by mypho5599 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled.

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled. It's not. How to get firef… (read more)

I have firefox for win10 and I'm trying to log into sevices for Desjardins, but it gives me a notice, that my password is wrong and disabled. It's not. How to get firefox to accept it? any help would be greatly appreciated,

thank you,

Kasba

Asked by kasba 3 months ago

Last reply by Patrick Weiden 3 months ago

I am trying to get help with Accounts Recovery, Step 6 is 'enter password' I don't understand! I am to generate a totally new p/w? Then, I do NOT understand STEP 7 at all!

I am trying to use ACCOUNTS RECOVERY, I am writing up the steps on paper, I got to STEP 6 : 'enter new password'..... first problem, Am I to generate a totally new passw… (read more)

I am trying to use ACCOUNTS RECOVERY, I am writing up the steps on paper, I got to STEP 6 : 'enter new password'..... first problem, Am I to generate a totally new password here? 2nd problem, I DO NOT understand at all what STEP 7 is all about? It means nothing to me! Help! Am I missing something? I am English by birth, maybe someone who is also English might help me? Just saying! I have always had excellent service from you all, but this has got me stumped! I guess I must be getting old! Now I have to go back & find the original Q, goodness only knows how I am going to make this all work when I am having problems in the first few steps! BTW, I am using Win 10 64 bit, with Firefox as my browser. Slim Sylv Adding note, it is the rest of the instructions I do not understand. Thanks SlimSylv

Asked by SlimSylv 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

Content on some websites is blocked; how can I selectively (by site/ domain) enable it?

I have noticed that newer versions of Firefox (I'm on 77.0.1, 64 bit) block some content on selected websites I visit. Here's the latest example: Zoom Internet Speed T… (read more)

I have noticed that newer versions of Firefox (I'm on 77.0.1, 64 bit) block some content on selected websites I visit.

Here's the latest example: Zoom Internet Speed Test | Check your Zoom Internet Performance https://is.gd/UL3S88

I'd like to ENABLE the "GO" (run the speed test) button within Firefox - but can't figure out how to do so. Please help - and thank you!

Asked by evan9 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

How can I return to the previous password set up?

Hello The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager … (read more)

Hello

The original built in password manager that Firefox had has changed again. It originally changed late last year. Then i returned to the previous password manager by following instructions in this link:

https://prod-tp.sumo.mozit.cloud/en-US/questions/1271509#question-reply

However this solution no longer works. How can i get back to the previous password manager, when it was displayed in a row of columns headed 'Site' 'Username' 'Password' 'Last Changed.' Now once again it is just one long column.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks

Asked by dj1dci 5 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 5 months ago

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My logins were revoked - I reset my password, and all saved passowrds have disappeared

I'm scared af. Hundreds of password are saved on my firefox. My active logins were revoked and I had to reset the password to login to my firefox on windows. Turns out al… (read more)

I'm scared af. Hundreds of password are saved on my firefox. My active logins were revoked and I had to reset the password to login to my firefox on windows. Turns out all my passwords are gone.

I have no email from firefox notifying of the suspicious login.

What I can do?

Asked by mastsethi 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 months ago

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unable to fully clear cache, stop automatic updates, privacy settings do not work, popups are not being blocked

After my Firefox took a 'ninja update' I was not able to keep the cache clear and even though it was set to clear my cache on exit when i would open a fresh instance of f… (read more)

After my Firefox took a 'ninja update' I was not able to keep the cache clear and even though it was set to clear my cache on exit when i would open a fresh instance of firefox it would have items in the cache. nothing I would do would correct this even completely removing Firefox, the profiles, and reinstalling it. Reinstalling it is turning out to be my biggest mistake. Instead of the version 63 installing, which is what my installer was for the installer is only installing the most recent buggy version My version 63 had updates turned off, it should not have taken an update but it did even though the updates were turned off FOR security. I even had the registry set to block from HKLM When I am 'browsing' the internet I am logged into my machine with a user account that can't even make any changes. The current version (76.0.1) is having the same problems that plagued me before after this 'ninja update', the cache will not fully clear. When I open firefox it is showing it has items cached. There should be NOTHING in the cache when it opens, I do not have a home page set, there are no links set to open at startup and no connections should be made. The popup blocker is not only not blocking any popups it is opening them in new windows The machine does not have a virus or malware. Why is firefox so insecure now? The whole idea of using firefox was to be using a secure browser and just a browser it is not supposed to be integrated into the operating system it is not supposed to be interacting with the operating system it is supposed to be an internet browser. Without the ability to prevent this automatic communication and block unwanted traffic from it we may as well be using Internet Explorer, Edge or Chrome. How do we install one of the older more secure versions of Firefox without it automatically updating at the time of the install? How do we actually block the automatic communication? How do we block popups as the popup blocker does not work at all? (it worked beautifully in version 63) How do we get it to clear the cache at exit and open with the cache at 0?

Asked by sh00p3r 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Github and others ask master password continuously on each page

Good day guys and mozilla support forum! Microsoft github asks for master password on each page and on each reload while I surf it (not trying login). It is anoying. And … (read more)

Good day guys and mozilla support forum!

Microsoft github asks for master password on each page and on each reload while I surf it (not trying login). It is anoying. And I suggest this is cause of Spying. And I have stored password for github but maybe now I don't want to login and to let github know that it is me.

1) Is there anything to stop it? Maybe should do some feature to stop asking password again?

2) If I provide master password what information can github see? Only github logins and passwords or other sites logins and passwords too? Analogy with instrument Container tabs. They can't see cookies each over. It is very good feature I think. Thanks.

P.S. Please, also, take a look on my old problem https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277818#answer-1297849 I did some test and get results. And I think all the same it is a bug Because there are some solution kind of check recheck

Asked by owgdone 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago