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incorrect password

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name … (read more)

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name (email address) and my primary password. I am definitely entering them correctly on the new machine yet firefox insists it is wrong. I checked the password in the account settings of my usual machine, under "accounts.firefox" on Firefox's Lockwise (aka logins & passwords) page and indeed I am using the correct email & password. I also searched my email to make sure that I did not change my password and forgot that I had done so. So how can this be?

Asked by KalaDude 32 minutes ago

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Recent Firefox upgrade won't talk to my bank's website

Firefox upgraded recently to 81.0.2. After the upgrade I can no longer connect to my bank’s web site. Firefox displays this failure message: Secure Connection Failed An e… (read more)

Firefox upgraded recently to 81.0.2. After the upgrade I can no longer connect to my bank’s web site. Firefox displays this failure message:

Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to xx.xxxxxxx.com The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

The bank’s customer-no-service help desk politely advised that their system is working, this is a Firefox problem, check the Firefox browser settings, use another browser.

I am not a browser security settings expert and do not want to be . . . I have no clue as to how to fix this . . . so what do I do?

Can I revert to the previous version of Firefox? How? Thanks.

Asked by stevejq 1 day ago

Answered by stevejq 1 hour ago

Is there a way to get Firefox to stop asking for smart card PIV/CCID/OpenPGP PINs on startup?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. E… (read more)

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. Everytime I start firefox I am currently unloading the module to prevent Firefox from asking me for the PINs to smartcards it does not need access to

Asked by thesunistoolong 2 hours ago

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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 week ago

Answered by petewilson213 9 hours ago

Cannot clear an item from my search history, so it gets suggested even after clearing my data

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there. Now anytime I want to cre… (read more)

Once upon a time when trying to create a blank tab, I accidentally typed "about:blank/" and this command doesn't work if the backslash is there.

Now anytime I want to create a blank tab and I type "about:blank" it automatically includes the backslash.

Because this phrase/command doesn't show up in my search history, even after clearing all of my data, Firefox keeps "helpfully" popping that backslash into the field whenever I start to type the command.

How can I make Firefox forget I ever made this stupid typo?! (Would clearing "Site Preferences" and/or "Offline Web Site Data" work? I admit I haven't cleared those two things.)

Asked by rachaelly 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

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Container Tabs - whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops"

whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops". It redirects to the oops page every time (https://www.youtube.com/oops). I've… (read more)

whenever I go to sign in to youtube within a container tab it displays error message "oops". It redirects to the oops page every time (https://www.youtube.com/oops). I've tried disabling all other adds on but this makes no difference. It works fine for all the other google sites I use!

Any ideas on what I should be doing?

Asked by ljnsljndljnslknsljsnb 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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gogle and yahoo analytics

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics… (read more)

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics ?

Asked by Manfreddy 12 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 hours ago

password reveal via history link recall?

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appear… (read more)

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appears and I can see the number of digits that my password contains. NOW I thought that was very bad, however, I can click on the eyeball and the password is fully revealed. what is this about?? I mean anyone with access to this history link can get my password??? As a lifelong insurance man, I am very paranoid about security but broke down and started using Lockwise. Does that have anything to do with it? Need help immediatly.

Asked by benjamincola 13 hours ago

Password cannot run well

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for e… (read more)

Hello! I have a such problem. The thing is I need to use one Chinese site but when I try to log in the system changes my password automatically! I mean my password, for example, 123456789 and the system makes it "P:KJHGHVcfbvnm,nbhg. I can log in on other browser and on cell phone browser, but it`s very troublesome and almost impossible on Mozilla. What should I do? Help me, please! I need exactly Mozilla.

Asked by handarhaevayu 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

my microphone does not work for you

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не … (read more)

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не работает! Все настройки и разрешения я выполнил! В Опере работает - у вас не работает!

Asked by blackprw 17 hours ago

Unsigned plugins

So I have installed Firefox Nightly and Developer edition and disabled the setting that requires signature checking yet I still can't add my extension because it is corru… (read more)

So I have installed Firefox Nightly and Developer edition and disabled the setting that requires signature checking yet I still can't add my extension because it is corrupted. How do I fix this?

Asked by Samuel Corsi-House 1 day ago

Clear cookies not working correctly

I like to delete all cookies when I close Firefox and have it set accordingly under Cookies and Site Data to "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". Under… (read more)

I like to delete all cookies when I close Firefox and have it set accordingly under Cookies and Site Data to "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed". Under Manage Exceptions, I have added the half a dozen websites that I am happy to Allow cookies. However, when I re-open Firefox, not only does it require me to go through the "accept cookies" process (ie it has deleted all the cookies including my exceptions), but the exceptions that I'd listed have all disappeared. So why isn't the Manage Exceptions not working correctly, please? Any solutions much appreciated. Thanks

Asked by CB_UK 2 days ago

Last reply by CB_UK 1 day ago