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I have two security question

So.. I heared that a site can see my browsing history using a bug. I saw on some sites that this option: layout.css.visited_links_enabled should be turned off. i did so.… (read more)

So.. I heared that a site can see my browsing history using a bug.

I saw on some sites that this option: layout.css.visited_links_enabled should be turned off. i did so. Did I do good?

After this, i tryed this test: http://pcflank.com/browser_test1.htm and i failed COOKIE CHECK test. I got this message: "Your computer may save SPECIAL COOKIES on your hard drive that have the purpose of directing advertising or finding out your habits while web surfing."

After this, i tryed this test using Internet explorer 6 and Google Chrome, and this browsers passed the test. What should i do? Is this test good? IF not, please leave me a link with a test i should do.

I use Windows XP.

Thanks for your answers.

Asked by ace4 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why are cookies not deleted when I close Firefox?

Hey, My problem is that I set Tools / Options / Privacy / History to "Use custom settings for history", and then under cookies I set Keep until: to "I close Firefox". Yet… (read more)

Hey,

My problem is that I set Tools / Options / Privacy / History to "Use custom settings for history", and then under cookies I set Keep until: to "I close Firefox".

Yet, when I close my browser and restart none of the cookies are deleted. If I save my tabs, I stay logged in on the websites that are open on the saved tabs. But even if I close the website, and then quit. And then reopen the website after launching Firefox again, I am still logged in. Whereas Firefox is set not to remember any of my usernames or passwords, so the only way this can happen is via cookies. Therefore, the cookies are not deleted. But I can also see it in the list of cookies: it's full of old stuff.

So why are cookies not deleted despite this setting?

Firefox has beeen pretty soft on privacy lately, and frankly I don't understand why. The possibility to have history older than X days automatically deleted has also been gone for a long time, and now this cookie setting doesn't work, either.

Asked by Ansings 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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location bar under privacy tab not remembering settings

Ever since Firefox 16 and 17 versions came out I've always had this issue with the location bar not remembering my option. "When using the location bar, suggest: Nothing.… (read more)

Ever since Firefox 16 and 17 versions came out I've always had this issue with the location bar not remembering my option. "When using the location bar, suggest: Nothing." Is what I prefer but if I ever reboot my computer or simply restart firefox over all, it always goes back to the option "History and Bookmarks." I find this very annoying. The reason I waited so long to report this is because I had hoped the next version of Firefox would take care of it. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem or will I have to simply wait till it's fixed by Firefox itself?

Asked by Serafine 8 years ago

Answered by Serafine 7 years ago

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Cannot change Never remember history and save passwords is greyed out

New PC running windows 8 and firefox 17. I don't seem to be able to save my passwords or otehr website data. Under privacy setting it keeps defaulting to "never remember… (read more)

New PC running windows 8 and firefox 17.

I don't seem to be able to save my passwords or otehr website data. Under privacy setting it keeps defaulting to "never remember history" and under security the remember passwords button is greyed out. I've been using firefox for years and never had a problem like this - please help as I dont want to use a different browser

Asked by mjwaberdeen 7 years ago

Answered by mjwaberdeen 7 years ago

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By "deletion of the private data ," is the removal of the history really carried out?

Data gradually increase when I use firefox, and a response of "the deletion of the private data" extremely worsens. By "deletion of the private data ," is the removal of … (read more)

Data gradually increase when I use firefox, and a response of "the deletion of the private data" extremely worsens.

By "deletion of the private data ," is the removal of the history really carried out?

(I translated it into English in "Mail-Hon'yaku-Concier".)

Asked by gide 7 years ago

Answered by Andrew 7 years ago

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How do I stop pages opening in a new tab that I haven't clicked on?

This page keeps opening in a new tab on my browser even though I have not clicked on anything. It is very annoying and manages to open the new tab and put it as the activ… (read more)

This page keeps opening in a new tab on my browser even though I have not clicked on anything. It is very annoying and manages to open the new tab and put it as the active tab. I have pop ups disabled and new tabs which open are not supposed to take over the tab that is active.

The page is http://life-localized.com/prize/uk/index.htm?t202id=315925&c1=ams1CL_flZT93rCCFxACGJ2v4ZyQlYyNdSIMOTIuMjkuMjI4LjI3KAE.

Please help

Asked by Cherry Goth Girl 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Firefox's history only remembers the last time a certain web address is visited.

For example, I visited www.example.com on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Of all the 3 times, Firefox only remembers the visit on Wednesday. Because when I visited www.exa… (read more)

For example, I visited www.example.com on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Of all the 3 times, Firefox only remembers the visit on Wednesday. Because when I visited www.example.com on Tuesday, the history is renewed, deleting record of Monday; when I visit www.example.com on Wednesday, record of Tuesday evaporated.

So, no matter how many times I visit a certain web address, Firefox only remembers the last time. Is there a way to tweak Firefox to make it faithfully record history?

I'm not a native English speaker. I hope my poor English clearly describe the question.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Asked by psyseal 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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I accidentally turned on private browsing briefly, and after it logged me out of all my online accounts and some won't let me log back inin

I accidentally turned on private browsing briefly, and turned it back on. Everything worked fine for that session. I left my computer in sleep mode. The next time I us… (read more)

I accidentally turned on private browsing briefly, and turned it back on. Everything worked fine for that session. I left my computer in sleep mode. The next time I used it, I had been logged out of every web account I have. Most of the accounts let me log back in, but on one of them I'm getting a message that says "Cookies must be enabled to log in"

I went to Tools/options/privacy and made sure both of the "accept cookies" tabs were clicked (they were)

I tried switching the History setting from custom to "firefox will remember history" but that didn't help either.

As far as I can tell, cookies are enabled, but I'm still getting the message to turn them on.

Asked by mallardicecream 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Had add on Privacy suite before upgrade to 17. Will this be fixed soon?

Says not compatible with FF 17. Is there a fix for this? If not how do I go back to older version of FF? Also I am getting lots of pop ups now. Settings appear to be co… (read more)

Says not compatible with FF 17. Is there a fix for this? If not how do I go back to older version of FF?

Also I am getting lots of pop ups now. Settings appear to be correct.

Asked by barryd01 7 years ago

Answered by barryd01 7 years ago

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Firefox no longer accepts my master password when the browser is launched.

When I launch firefox it normally asks for my master password. That's fine, I've set a master password for myself but now when I go to enter it and hit OK nothing happens… (read more)

When I launch firefox it normally asks for my master password. That's fine, I've set a master password for myself but now when I go to enter it and hit OK nothing happens. I have to hit cancel at the prompt for a master password for the browser to launch. At that point if I go and change the master password it accepts my password and I'm now "logged in" to the password database. I can repeat this process every time I restart the browser.

Asked by xanavi 7 years ago

Answered by xanavi 7 years ago

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Recently auto-upgraded to v17.0.1 on W7-64; but the search saved passwords function always returns nothing -- they are there, since autocomplete works

I always used to be able to search and retrieve password -- but the UI has changed recently and whatever I search for nothing is returned; but for many sites it still aut… (read more)

I always used to be able to search and retrieve password -- but the UI has changed recently and whatever I search for nothing is returned; but for many sites it still auto fills in my name/password so they are there. I've tried searching for anyone else having this problem but can't find anything -- can't believe I'm alone though...

Do I just down grade -- or is there anything else I can do to get functionality back?

Asked by leedsbrowser 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Firefox Not Prompting To Remember Passwords

Firefox is not saving passwords. It's not even giving me a prompt to save them. Going through support forums, I have already... Checked Security Settings Checked to ensu… (read more)

Firefox is not saving passwords. It's not even giving me a prompt to save them. Going through support forums, I have already...

Checked Security Settings Checked to ensure Firefox was not in permanent private mode Tested in Safe Mode (problem still persists) Reset Firefox

Asked by Fitzstewart 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Browsing history in Firefox 17 - can I keep this for a specific number of days?

Earlier versions of Firefox would let us specify how long to keep browsing history, and would then automatically clear out anything older than that. I can't find this opt… (read more)

Earlier versions of Firefox would let us specify how long to keep browsing history, and would then automatically clear out anything older than that. I can't find this option in Firefox 17. I've been having serious problems with FF, with frequent and lengthy pauses, which I finally traced to there being far too much browsing history being held. When I cleared out all browsing history, it seems to have resolved itself (crossing fingers). For the record: I had also tried starting in Safe Mode (w addons disabled), defragging my hard drive, radically reducing the number of open tabs, etc. Clearing browsing history was the only thing that made a difference.

Can we setup FF so that it will automatically clear out old browsing history? It seems to be all-or-nothing in Tools > Options > Privacy. I have FF clear out the cache every time I close it, but I don't want to clear out all history; just past a certain time (e.g. 90 days). I'm aware that I can manage this manually through History on the main menu, but I would rather this happen automatically.

Thanks in advance for the help with this.

Asked by pegasus333 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Firefox Master Password using Gmail

I use Gmail to initially get into my browser. My system WILL NOT ask me for my "master password" when I get to that. So I feel that my security there could be compromis… (read more)

I use Gmail to initially get into my browser. My system WILL NOT ask me for my "master password" when I get to that. So I feel that my security there could be compromised even though I use a regular password to get into my gmail account. It's only when I go to open another item, like "Facebook" that I'm prompted for the master password. From my gmail account, I can go into several linked websites, i.e., TV Guide listings, Fox News, my two local news sites, even my weather site. Why are these not affected, but Facebook is? How can I get my Master Password to affect these other links from Gmail so that my system security is not compromised even using Kaspersky Internet Security with Firewall in place.

Asked by cmacres 7 years ago

Answered by RevTieDye 7 years ago

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I am trying to find out away to disable firefox version 14.0.1 from being able to browse the sytem's local drives.

I am running Firefox 14.0.1 in a Citrix Enviroment and the applications are being virtualized. If a user is running Firefox, the user is able to browse the local machine … (read more)

I am running Firefox 14.0.1 in a Citrix Enviroment and the applications are being virtualized. If a user is running Firefox, the user is able to browse the local machine and launch applications if he or she knows the path to the applications.exe. I was able to lock down IE uisng Active Directory group policy but I am unable to fine a solution that I can apply for Firefox. I have FireFox installed on over 50 servers running Windows 2008 R2 64 bit.

Asked by roddyra 7 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 7 years ago

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How do I turn off the automate foxfire update? This is why I dumped MS, I only wnat to update when I am in control.

I really get annoyed when software decides to stop what I'm doing and go update itself with out asking first. I've turned off the auto update on my Norton and all Micros… (read more)

I really get annoyed when software decides to stop what I'm doing and go update itself with out asking first. I've turned off the auto update on my Norton and all Microsoft Products. Before you say the updates are needed that's BS it is just away of making computers obsolete or by using up their memory with constant updates.

I came to Firefox to get away from that nonsense don't change it now.

Asked by CMPPhils 7 years ago

Answered by CMPPhils 7 years ago

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cannot access symantec sites

I use Aurora 19.0a2 (2012-12-21). I cannot use liveupdate to update my Symantec antivirus. I can connect to symantec.com but not liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com Liveup… (read more)

I use Aurora 19.0a2 (2012-12-21). I cannot use liveupdate to update my Symantec antivirus. I can connect to symantec.com but not liveupdate.symantecliveupdate.com Liveupdate.symantec.com akamai.net I get back an error message saying cannot find the ip address.

Using the same program on my wireless laptop with Aurora 18.0 I have no problems

Any suggestions

Asked by keithinoz 7 years ago

Answered by keithinoz 7 years ago

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How do I get Firefox/mozilla to stop "not allowing a page to change" I don't want to keep having to hit allow each time Thanks john

On going to a new item on say news page a bar opens like in windows and reads Firefox has prevented this page from opening. then farther along the bar there is an allow b… (read more)

On going to a new item on say news page a bar opens like in windows and reads Firefox has prevented this page from opening. then farther along the bar there is an allow button. I don't want to have to click each time. Thanks. john

Asked by archie1935 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago