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Site not recognizing my browser, even after registering it

Because of ongoing long-covid I have a couple of websites that I log into for medical purposes on a regular basis. I have registered this laptop through Firefox, and yet … (read more)

Because of ongoing long-covid I have a couple of websites that I log into for medical purposes on a regular basis. I have registered this laptop through Firefox, and yet I still need to get a code from them every time. I have Browser Privacy set to Standard; Delete Cookies and Site Data box is unchecked; Firefox will Remember History. What am I missing? Also, I use ExpressVPN. Might this be the culprit? If so, I will live with the 2FA. I realize this is health data, but the sites do offer to register my device and it never leaves the house.

Many thanks!!

Asked by Art 6 hours ago

Problem with my bank 2FA and firefox

Am using FF 109.01 (64) and the latest Windows 10 (64) ver. I uses their Virus program. With my bank security settings I have check marked to not use 2FA Bank home page… (read more)

Am using FF 109.01 (64) and the latest Windows 10 (64) ver. I uses their Virus program.

With my bank security settings I have check marked to not use 2FA Bank home page asks for a security code anyway.

This has happened to me months ago and all of a sudden everything was OK. ... and now it has happened again. When I use Edge, Bank home page does not ask for a security code. This is the way I would like FF to perform.

I have phoned the Bank IT Help desk and they are bafflled. They had me try a bunch of acrobats but nothing works.

Obviously there is something in FF to tweak. I am using

I have searched and searched on internet, but no solution. I have used FF since it was a baby, and I want to stick with it. Thanks

Asked by tsb 2 days ago

Last reply by tsb 10 hours ago

Fingerprinting - Websites Detecting Multiple OS - (false positives)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings. I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are … (read more)

There should be a guide by now or easy settings built into the browser to change these settings.

I'm having trouble with websites that think I'm a Bot, because they are detecting multiple operating systems/ OS, due to my settings and privacy extensions.

Is there anything in About:Config that I can change to set my OS to Windows??

Common methods for websites detecting someone's OS is by using Javascript, User Agent, and TCP/IP fingerprinting.

How do I fake the Javascript test? There's extensions that block Scripts but that leaves people unable to use websites, is there any command I can put in and set as default?

User Agent test - There's a few extensions that will work to change this, though if I can change this through About:config or other settings I would like to know.

The TCP/IP protocol controls how data is sent between computers and how the sender and receiving computers are identified. Mostly this is done identically by every computer, but some small parameters are implemented differently by different operating systems, creating a ‘fingerprint’.

I'm told this is very difficult to fake, but has a larger error rate anyway.

Asked by RedFoX 1 day ago

Last reply by RedFoX 15 hours ago

How to set/Over ride TimeZone in Firefox ?

Would be nice if someone from Mozilla could build this into the browser, so users can easily change their Time Zone. ( Timezone Difference: The time zone of your browser… (read more)

Would be nice if someone from Mozilla could build this into the browser, so users can easily change their Time Zone.

( Timezone Difference: The time zone of your browser is UTC while your request IP location timezone is different. )

Currently have privacy.resistFingerprinting on which is giving website the UTC time zone. How do I change this without disabling the setting.

Can I go into About:Config and add a new timezone?? that the Javascript request will find.

Asked by RedFoX 1 day ago

Last reply by RedFoX 15 hours ago

Local storage event listener not working in Firefox

I have a sandbox iframe which is hosted by various websites. Lets assume that this iframe is loaded like this: <script src="https://example.com/wie.js"></script… (read more)

I have a sandbox iframe which is hosted by various websites. Lets assume that this iframe is loaded like this: <script src="https://example.com/wie.js"></script> I have already added 'allow-scripts allow-forms allow-modals allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox allow-storage-access-by-user-activation' at sandbox. I also use document.requestStorageAccess() from inside the iframe and I set event listeners for the storage like this:

window.addEventListener('storage', onStorageFunc, false);. From the iframe a popup window is presented when user clicks a specific button and the popup opens at lets say at this url "https://paypal.com". After user navigation on popup, paypal at the end of the flow redirects user to this url "https://example.com/success". At this point when user is navigated to /success I add some data to local storage which I expect to trigger the storage event listener and the onStorageFunc to run. This doesn't happen, while in other browsers it works as expected.

Since both popup and iframe are under the same url (https://example.com) and I have used requestStorageAccess, I would expect this to work normally. Can you please help me to find out what is going wrong here? In the past I had the same problem but it was fixed when I added 'requestStorageAccess' and 'allow-storage-access-by-user-activation'. Now I can see it happening again.

Asked by wolfskinn 1 day ago

Last reply by wolfskinn 15 hours ago

2FA login on web sites does not work with Firefox (Linux)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux) Present setup: Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox … (read more)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux)

Present setup:

Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox 110.0 on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS 5.15.0-58 (x86-64)

Works chromium 109.0.5414.119 on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64)

I am able to register and authenticate with security devices Yubikey NEO (without FIDO2) and Yubikey 5 NFC (FIDO2 compliant) on several sites (eg. pypi, google..) using Chrome or Chromium but now not with Firefox at all. It has not worked for at least the last few updates. Changing settings in about:config or plugging/unplugging keys, stopping every Firefox plugin etc. don't help. Neither does a fresh Firefox install without any super-security-settings.

Testing sites like Yubico's own or Okta's works fine using Chromium but not Firefox.

From what I can see this is not especially related to FIDO2 (Webauthn). pypi seems to use U2F which should work just fine with Firefox since way back.

I haven't tested Firefox for Windows but Chrome browser for Windows 10 works fine (which I tested first when Firefox didn't cut the mustard), I therefore expect it to work also on Chrome browser for Linux. Just to check if this was related to a debian bullseye package, I tested it on Ubuntu MATE too, which didn't do the trick. Haven't done any more testing than that on MATE.

This seems like a strictly firefox problem. -What to do?

Yours, Kaare

Asked by kaare 16 hours ago

auto fill cards and address

Why is Autofill for cards and addresses not available in sweden... what is this madness. I will revert back to chrome if it isnt fixed how isnt it fixed already ???… (read more)

Why is Autofill for cards and addresses not available in sweden... what is this madness. I will revert back to chrome if it isnt fixed

how isnt it fixed already ????

Asked by darkicedagger 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

Export of saved Passwords

Hi, To start exporting Firefox Password Data to a file, the "Login data of the Windows User Account" has to be entered (pls. refer to attachment). What is meant by "Wi… (read more)

Hi, To start exporting Firefox Password Data to a file, the "Login data of the Windows User Account" has to be entered (pls. refer to attachment). What is meant by "Windows User Account"? Thanks so much for your help. Hans - presently in Munich, Bavaria, Germany

PS: I'm using the German Version of Firefox - so I translated back to English.

Asked by Hans Daniel 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 21 hours ago

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Local storage event listener not working

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I have a sandbox iframe which is hosted by various websites. Lets assume that this iframe is loaded like this: <script src="https://example.com/wie.js"></script> I have already added 'allow-scripts allow-forms allow-modals allow-same-origin allow-popups allow-popups-to-escape-sandbox allow-storage-access-by-user-activation' at sandbox. I also use document.requestStorageAccess() from inside the iframe and I set event listeners for the storage like this: window.addEventListener('storage', onStorageFunc, false);. From the iframe a popup window is presented when user clicks a specific button and the popup opens at lets say at this url "https://paypal.com". After user navigation on popup, paypal at the end of the flow redirects user to this url "https://example.com/success". At this point when user is navigated to /success I add some data to local storage which I expect to trigger the storage event listener and the onStorageFunc to run. This doesn't happen, while in other browsers it works as expected. Since both popup and iframe are under the same url (https://example.com) and I have used requestStorageAccess, I would expect this to work normally. Can you please help me to find out what is going wrong here? In the past I had the same problem but it was fixed when I added 'requestStorageAccess' and 'allow-storage-access-by-user-activation'. Now I can see it happening again.

Asked by wolfskinn 1 day ago

OS authentication enable via registry?

Hi, I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in r… (read more)

Hi,

I know how to turn on OS authentication to reveal passwords in about:config (signon.management.page.os-auth.enabled = true) But is there any way to turn this on in registry?

Asked by jewmo159 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Recover account (bookmarks and saved logins) with lost password after computer crash

Dear, I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used… (read more)

Dear,

I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used an automatically generated password which I don't remember.

I still have my account connected on my Android smartphone, but I can't access the account details (no way to recover my password or change through this device?!), and I can't export my bookmarks. Also, apparently all my identifiers and passwords were not synced on my smartphone :-( Hence somewhere all my precious information are available, but stupidly enough I can't access it anymore and resetting the password warns me that I might (is it even a certainty or a possibility?) lose everything. It seems that I cannot even produce a revovery key (to reset pwd without losing data as mentioned in the Help pages) as I can't connect on a desktop browser anymore (but well on my Android version). I am lost and just stupidly blocked - this is SO frustrating, I initially thought it would be a good idea to put everything in Mozilla - well...

Is there ANY way to actually recover my account without losing data on my desktop Firefox, given I still have access to the email account associated to the Mozilla account (and to the original emails from the creation of my accounts) and I still have access to my Firefox account on the Android app but this one doesn't seem to allow to do anything interesting in my case??

Thanks a lot!

Asked by n.terseleer.lillo 1 week ago

Answered by n.terseleer.lillo 1 day ago

exploit

Hi, I like to go to random websites sometimes, but I recently found out that site evil.com tries to use an exploit and to install a malicious file. I wonder if it's a pro… (read more)

Hi, I like to go to random websites sometimes, but I recently found out that site evil.com tries to use an exploit and to install a malicious file. I wonder if it's a problem with browser. I'm using waterfox, a firefox-based browser. I'm attaching a screenshot from windows defender logs. I don't know if it's important, but I have a virtualization enabled.

Asked by silentWolf260 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 day ago

Firefox flooding event log with connection errors at boot up

I was looking at my event log tracking down one issue when I noticed hundreds of audit failures (outbound connection blocked) in my event log. Firefox is not even runni… (read more)

I was looking at my event log tracking down one issue when I noticed hundreds of audit failures (outbound connection blocked) in my event log.

Firefox is not even running. I've just started my computer. It's trying to make a connection to google @ 34.107.221.82.

Fortunately something is blocking the connection attempt, but why is Firefox making hundreds of connection attempts when I haven't even opened firefox? How do I stop it?

I looked in task scheduler and couldn't see anything there. Looked at group policy, couldn't see anything there.

FF91.13.0esr

Asked by citizen1138x 3 weeks ago

Last reply by citizen1138x 2 days ago

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default to I don't know what. It doesn't say what is the default. It wants ed… (read more)

Firefox won't stay my default browser. Every time I sign on after rebooting MS changes the default to I don't know what. It doesn't say what is the default. It wants edge I guess but I deleted the entire edge app and all its dlls. So how do I make the choice through the "set defaults" settings permanent?

Asked by bt.linder 1 week ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 days ago

FIREFOX HAS BECOME HACKERVILLE

I enjoy Firefox, however I've recently realized that hackers are using the Firefox browser to attack and enter my system, despite a firewall and VPN and even in private b… (read more)

I enjoy Firefox, however I've recently realized that hackers are using the Firefox browser to attack and enter my system, despite a firewall and VPN and even in private browser. I've been forced to cease use of the Firefox browser and decided to bring this to your attention after realizing that this surely will become widespread if not already. Is Firefox aware of such attacks and if so what are you doing about it and when do you think I will be able to safely use your browser again? Also I'm open to explore any suggested setting that may help with the security of your browser. Thanks.

Asked by rogerthinker 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

why are all ads blocked

Good morning Firefox blocks ads on all sites without exception. However, I put sites in the exceptions. I left the standard protection. I tried with another browser, and … (read more)

Good morning Firefox blocks ads on all sites without exception. However, I put sites in the exceptions. I left the standard protection. I tried with another browser, and I don't have this problem. Thank you for your reply.

Asked by papizac 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

browser isn't autocompliting passwords

When I go to a website my username is automaticaly typed in, but my password isn't. And every time I log in it asks me to save the password and i click on 'allow' but it … (read more)

When I go to a website my username is automaticaly typed in, but my password isn't. And every time I log in it asks me to save the password and i click on 'allow' but it never seems to save it. When I go to saved login data it says that 'no synchronized login data' even though everything is checked correctly in the settings and it works just fine on other devices with this firefox account logged on. How do I fix this?

Asked by natapc 4 days ago

Last reply by techguy150 2 days ago