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POSIX permissions for Firefox app on MacOS

By default my installation of Firefox has POSIX permisssions of rwx rwx rx. I installed the app as admin so the user bits are fine, but I would prefer that the group bits… (read more)

By default my installation of Firefox has POSIX permisssions of rwx rwx rx. I installed the app as admin so the user bits are fine, but I would prefer that the group bits were rx. Would changing the bits present any problem to the app's operation? Would a regular user be prompted for the admin credentials in order to update the app?

Thanks

Will

Asked by mrfreeze1 3 months ago

Can I view past search history once it's already been deleted?

I need to view my past search history from almost a year ago for a civil court case. Unfortunately, my browser has been set to delete everything and I cannot see any sear… (read more)

I need to view my past search history from almost a year ago for a civil court case.

Unfortunately, my browser has been set to delete everything and I cannot see any search history prior to today's data.

Is there a way to view my past search history even though it's already been deleted?

Asked by HelpNeededPlease 2 months ago

What exactly is the basis of firefox user statistics? Is my firefox account email used to identify my usage of Firefox?

About:telemetry shows an ID value in General Data. Is this the basis for firefox calculating the number of active users? Because the ID value is different for my across d… (read more)

About:telemetry shows an ID value in General Data. Is this the basis for firefox calculating the number of active users? Because the ID value is different for my across different versions of Firefox on the same computer.

In a reddit thread, someone has made this claim:

" MAUs are industry standard KPIs. Usernames, emails, user ids are tied to guids or uuids for the purpose of ensuring that you track unique users. Anyone who has used software like Segment understands this.

   Mozilla needs to know its platform usage. This comes from device identifiers and os data, and is used in tandem with user data to track the statistics of it’s MAUs. Any software firm or website runner will be able to confirm this.

So when you use Mozilla and create a username, they tie that data to the browser and user info they get from you using their platform. Because that’s what you’re doing: using their software."

I do not believe this statement could be correct, because it seems contradictory to https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Anti_tracking_policy

I have spent an hour researching Firefox articles on telemetry, privacy policy and I still do not know what is the basis of the active users statistic. I have read that my IP address is logged in addition to the telemetry data visible in the about:telemetry page, but this does not mean that my log in with Firefox accounts is used as part of telemetry data or in tracking my usage of Firefox.

I have attached troubleshooting data to see what is included.

Asked by Tim Richardson 2 months ago

request for a change a email adress without access to previous

Dears, provider of my email shut down a server. Is there any way to change my email on the account without access to previous? Thank you in advance for your help. please … (read more)

Dears,

provider of my email shut down a server. Is there any way to change my email on the account without access to previous?

Thank you in advance for your help.

please answer me on this email: adam.kusnirik@gmail.com

Kind regards,

Adam Kusnirik

Asked by sergejgonchar 2 months ago

Filters

First of all, I am using Firefox as the browser to receive my Yahoo Email. Can Firefox allow me to set filters on my Yahoo Email? I am getting loads of spam everyday an… (read more)

First of all, I am using Firefox as the browser to receive my Yahoo Email. Can Firefox allow me to set filters on my Yahoo Email? I am getting loads of spam everyday and need to control it without having to note every single one as spam.. Yahoo is no help. I sound like a novice, but I am trying to learn. Thank you

Asked by mtcondra 2 months ago

"Enhanced Tracking Protection" bypass

(Firefox 97.0.1 (64bit) on Windows 10) I'm using Enhanced Tracking Protection with 3rd party cookie (pic. 1) blocked and also I'm using option "Delete cookies and site da… (read more)

(Firefox 97.0.1 (64bit) on Windows 10)

I'm using Enhanced Tracking Protection with 3rd party cookie (pic. 1) blocked and also I'm using option "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" (pic. 2) with some exceptions (pic. 3). And here is a thing: this exception (for vk.com) allows to bypass 3rd party cookie blocking (on metro-cc.ru, pic. 4), if certain exception appears as 3rd party (vk.com). So I can't these two options in parallel.

Is it bug or feature?

Asked by ttov 2 months ago

Firefox asked me to save CC info after disabling the feature

Does anyone know if Firefox's expected behavior is to ask to save credit card details after the feature is disabled in settings? I noticed that firefox brought up a dialo… (read more)

Does anyone know if Firefox's expected behavior is to ask to save credit card details after the feature is disabled in settings? I noticed that firefox brought up a dialog box asking me to save my details after I turned the feature off, but it did give me the option in the drop down to never ask again. I am curious why that would happen from a privacy perspective, or maybe I missed something.

Asked by trinsic 2 months ago

Remembered passwords not showing

I have Firefox browser 97.0 (64-bit) installed. It remembers 30-40 passwords so I always log in with ease, but recently when I go to security tab and click to show saved … (read more)

I have Firefox browser 97.0 (64-bit) installed. It remembers 30-40 passwords so I always log in with ease, but recently when I go to security tab and click to show saved logins, only 3 would show. All others are remembered and log in fine, but I cannot show them, which only happened recently, so it happened after a newer version was installed, I assume.

How can I show all remembered passwords? Thank you.

Asked by hanimufti 2 months ago

Not able to "hide" images as I did before

There is a specific website thespruceeats.com that is a recipe site. They post instructions step by step with pictures. There is an option to hide or show images that alw… (read more)

There is a specific website thespruceeats.com that is a recipe site. They post instructions step by step with pictures. There is an option to hide or show images that always used to work for me. Now it's not. I can't hide the images. I wouldn't think its the website seeing as they give those options. It's likely a privacy or security issue. What changes can I make to firefox to fix this?

Thanks.

Asked by Karen 2 months ago

Does Firefox support local CRLs?

Hi, Does anyone know if Firefox can check the revocation status of a certificate using a local CRL (either installed in the NSS database or anywhere on the system) for a … (read more)

Hi,

Does anyone know if Firefox can check the revocation status of a certificate using a local CRL (either installed in the NSS database or anywhere on the system) for a given CA instead of using an external OCSP server?

I read that the NSS database can contain CRL objects but I'm not sure that Firefox uses them.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by algarroba 2 months ago

Contact support missing for Anti Certificate Spoofing Firefox add-on

Hi to Mozilla support community, I have found an interesting Firefox add-on offering Anti-spoofing protection by checking website certificate at the first visit, and then… (read more)

Hi to Mozilla support community,

I have found an interesting Firefox add-on offering Anti-spoofing protection by checking website certificate at the first visit, and then later.

Here is the page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/anti-certificate-spoofing/

Having tried to contact the support to ask some questions, it occurs the support email address is not valid (the domain doesn't exist).

On the add-on store, there is only a report button for abuse, but it's not the case here.

Can anyone help to get in touch with the support for this add-on or what to do in such situation?

Many thanks,

Alex

Asked by Alex_Pk 2 months ago

A Yandex Extension?!

Firefox is not my main browser, I also use Safari and Chrome, but today I opened Firefox and I saw how a "Yandex" extension was downloaded which added "yandex shoping" ta… (read more)

Firefox is not my main browser, I also use Safari and Chrome, but today I opened Firefox and I saw how a "Yandex" extension was downloaded which added "yandex shoping" tag, 2 "Yandex" bookmarks and changed the way the "new tab" looked like. I immediately removed the extension and went straight to here (support page) and guess what? a Tab opened (opened while I was typing. I copied the link: moz-extension://97c991eb-9c43-4225-835e-9635f5fa1988/sovetnik/popup/popup.html) asking me to allow something to "Yandex" Keep in mind that the extension is already deleted! Am I hacked or something? Let Google track my data, Let Mozilla Track my data, but DEFINITLY not russian "Yandex". I am disgusted at what just happened, but regardless I want to know what exactly happened here and what can I now do to stop/prevent this. Thank you Morzilla for being such a safe browser.

Asked by kotekipiani5 2 months ago

Can't change my primary email

Hi I have an account with the email rstralberg@pm.me Now I want to change that to another email as rstralberg@pm.me will soon expire. The mail I want to change to is rola… (read more)

Hi

I have an account with the email rstralberg@pm.me Now I want to change that to another email as rstralberg@pm.me will soon expire. The mail I want to change to is roland@stralbergdev.se but that's not possible as I can't add that one as secondary email. Reason is that its verified by another user which of course is me also. Apparently I have some old account that have verified that address. The problem is that I don't remember which one. Candidates are roland.stralberg@gmail.com, roland.stralberg@outlook.com, roland@grafitgubben.se. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem. The best thing would be to just delete all accounts that I have except the current rstralberg@pm.me or all of the so I could start a new one with the address roland@stralbergdev.se

/roland

Asked by rstralberg 2 months ago

Security of saved passwords when my computer has possibly been compromised

Hello, I recently unintentionally interacted with a scammer via a livechat from my firefox browser. Could they have hacked my computer via a live chat? They were not push… (read more)

Hello,

I recently unintentionally interacted with a scammer via a livechat from my firefox browser. Could they have hacked my computer via a live chat? They were not pushy like scammers usually are and I am concerned what they were wanting to get out of it.

Then if they could have - could they have accessed all the passwords I have saved in Firefox? I did not know about the primary password system so didn't have that enabled at the time (I wish that it was the default that was switched on).

Thanks for your help.

Asked by zanguzuka 2 months ago

Regardless of settings, Login Emails are Always Present

No Matter What I Do, Firefox will constantly have email login addresses available to forms. I've tried resetting Privacy Settings, and also will hit "Shift + Delete" to r… (read more)

No Matter What I Do, Firefox will constantly have email login addresses available to forms.

I've tried resetting Privacy Settings, and also will hit "Shift + Delete" to remove the login email(s).

However, after I login 1 single time, the email address is once again available for someone to easily see.

This makes Firefox 100% UNSAFE to use when logging into websites such as Financial, Medical, and plain & simple... Everything.

Is there any way to stop this from happening?!?

Asked by dasatec 2 months ago

authenticity of the received data could not be verified get around

I have been watching movies on moviejoy for 4 years and now i am getting an error message that says authenticity of the received data could not be verified how do i get a… (read more)

I have been watching movies on moviejoy for 4 years and now i am getting an error message that says authenticity of the received data could not be verified how do i get around this?

Asked by rosecpayne 2 months ago

How to choose between several certificates

Hi, I am using MAC Big Sur 11.6. Up to date at the Firefox 91.6 version. When logging into a site that requires a certificate, Firefox doesn't allow me to choose between… (read more)

Hi,

I am using MAC Big Sur 11.6. Up to date at the Firefox 91.6 version.

When logging into a site that requires a certificate, Firefox doesn't allow me to choose between a few that I have installed. It always chooses the same one. I can't find a solution or how to make Firefox ask me which certificate I want to use.

Could anybody help me please?

Thanks.

Asked by pablopibo 2 months ago

Icon What is the currently selected profile?

How to set the icon to be what profile is selected around the address bar of the website? Similar to mozilla account only for profile. I don't mean about: profile. Only t… (read more)

How to set the icon to be what profile is selected around the address bar of the website? Similar to mozilla account only for profile. I don't mean about: profile. Only that when I browse the website, e.g. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/, somewhere next to the address, I see information about the currently used profile. Because now I can only guess because the tabs and the history because the profiles are different.

Asked by silay23561 2 months ago