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Saved user ID for websites. how do i delete them?

Everytime I enter a user ID for a website, there is a list of USER IDs that pop up for other websites as well. How do i delete them and not have them pop up everytime i … (read more)

Everytime I enter a user ID for a website, there is a list of USER IDs that pop up for other websites as well. How do i delete them and not have them pop up everytime i log onto a website?

I go to firefox settings and go to the password section and nothing is listed there.

Asked by kyee8057 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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"top sites" added to privacy settings for search bar saving my sites visited when I specifically didn't want that

Hi I have had my firefox setup so that it didn't show the urls drop down with sites I last visited so people didn't see what I looked at so I could be private. Yet this "… (read more)

Hi I have had my firefox setup so that it didn't show the urls drop down with sites I last visited so people didn't see what I looked at so I could be private. Yet this "Top Sites" checkbox was added recently and caused my url bar to show past sites visited. I find this a privacy violation.

Asked by c4 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox always starts in private window; never remembers history

I am trying to help my daughter figure out a problem she has with Firefox on her Windows 10 laptop. She has the latest version of Firefox installed. Every time she starts… (read more)

I am trying to help my daughter figure out a problem she has with Firefox on her Windows 10 laptop. She has the latest version of Firefox installed.

Every time she starts Firefox, it starts in a private window. Even after closing it and opening a "normal" window, the choice to open the tabs from the last session is dimmed. There is no history.

I have checked her privacy and security settings and it's at the default position. It is not set to open in a private window, and it is not set to forget history.

I am baffled!

Asked by jim.ackermann 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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mixed content

when I follow steps 1 and 2 to disable mixed content blocking. I do not get a dialogue box to disable blocking.That is shown in step 3. It shows, clear cookies and site d… (read more)

when I follow steps 1 and 2 to disable mixed content blocking. I do not get a dialogue box to disable blocking.That is shown in step 3. It shows, clear cookies and site data.

Asked by dlevinca7 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Lockwise

I have a question about Lockwise and the integration of Monitor. It is claimed that since version 76, Firefox alerts for vulnerable passwords and breaches. In this arti… (read more)

I have a question about Lockwise and the integration of Monitor.

It is claimed that since version 76, Firefox alerts for vulnerable passwords and breaches.

In this article it is explained that Lockwise scans the stored passwords and warns if one of the passwords is identical to one leaked online as well as that it shows breach alerts for sites that have experienced security breaches.

I have Firefox 79, but I don't seem to get either behavior. I can see breaches for my email addresses in Monitor (where I had to manually add the email addresses). But I don't see anything in Lockwise. See the image below, for example. I created a password "abcde" for the website and nowhere does firefox tell me it's "vulnerable" or that it's been exposed elsewhere (it should at least say it's a terribly bad password).

I entered the "abcde" password in the Bitwarden plugin and it tells me (unsurprisingly) the password has been exposed "46564 times in data breaches".

This brings me to a second question: If Lockwise is unable to automatically show a warning if a password has been exposed/is vulnerable, is there an easy way to check that manually (and securely)? Bitwarden has the checkmark button right next to the password, which allows me to quickly check if a password has been exposed. Any way to replicate this in Lockwise? (To be honest, I would prefer the way it is supposed to work in Lockwise with a banner been shown automatically, instead of manually having to click, but it doesn't seem to work.)

Asked by Jan 1 year ago

Answered by spelled.with.k 1 year ago

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Bitdefender reports Firefox contacting unsafe/suspicious sites

I use Bitdefender on a couple of computers. It gives me notifications that Firefox has attempted to contact certain sites that BD lists as dangerous. My question is why F… (read more)

I use Bitdefender on a couple of computers. It gives me notifications that Firefox has attempted to contact certain sites that BD lists as dangerous. My question is why Firefox (whether then open or not) would be contacting these sites of its own accord i.e., not because I am initiating any search or other activity. Some of these sites appear to be normal commercial sites, but perhaps a bad certificate or something, like a Carribean airline, CapeAir (I flew a few years ago). Is there something stored in Firefox that would cause it to initiate an outbound attempt to contact these sites? Thank you for any suggestions/information.

Asked by bg21 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox prevents card payments

Firefox now (80.0) regularly blocks me from making card payments online. On the pages that should show fields for card details, the page is just blank. I have tried switc… (read more)

Firefox now (80.0) regularly blocks me from making card payments online. On the pages that should show fields for card details, the page is just blank. I have tried switching off enhanced tracking, privacy badger, ublock but nothing helps.

Asked by georgeedward097 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox opens with ads

For a few days now, whenever I boot up my PC and I click on Firefox to start, instead of starting with the homepage it automatically starts with some sort of ad, usually … (read more)

For a few days now, whenever I boot up my PC and I click on Firefox to start, instead of starting with the homepage it automatically starts with some sort of ad, usually to update Flash or something. I didn't screencap any of the addresses, but they're definitely random-looking ad addresses. And as far as I know I haven't installed or downloaded anything sketchy to cause this. Any way of remedying this?

Asked by msnicolaou 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER on https://discordapp.com

Firefox refuses to visit https://discordapp.com, complaining about SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER. Upon inspection of the certificates, the root CA is "COMODO ECC Certification… (read more)

Firefox refuses to visit https://discordapp.com, complaining about SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER. Upon inspection of the certificates, the root CA is "COMODO ECC Certification Authority" - Serial Number 16:E5:86:78:E0:70:94:39:4B:DF:DB:4E:FC:A6:3B:DF.

The Firefox certificate manager contains a trusted entry for "COMODO ECC Certification Authority", however it is a different cert with serial number 1F:47:AF:AA:62:00:70:50:54:4C:01:9E:9B:63:99:2A.

I'm wondering what's the cause of this situation? Did Comodo recently change certificates? Can somebody else check which version of the "COMODO ECC Certification Authority" is shipped with their FF?

Asked by were.weasel 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I need to install a personal certificate

Hi, I need a help. I need to install a personal certificate. When I try to import it, it asks me for a password, can you tell me what password it is? I entered the accoun… (read more)

Hi, I need a help. I need to install a personal certificate. When I try to import it, it asks me for a password, can you tell me what password it is? I entered the account password but it is incorrect. Ciao ho bisogno di aiuto. Devo scaricare un certificato personale. Quando provo ad importarlo mi chiede una password. Potete dirmi che password mi chiede? Ho inserito quella dell'account ma mi dice che è sbagliata.

Asked by jennaleotta 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When I link to my.yahoo.com, I get a "malicious site blocked" message

When I link to my.yahoo.com, I get a "malicious site blocked" message for site moz-extension://fe8e5b66-56d9-6b45-a05f-2dc7f49d8acd/content/ui/blockedPage.html?originalUR… (read more)

When I link to my.yahoo.com, I get a "malicious site blocked" message for site moz-extension://fe8e5b66-56d9-6b45-a05f-2dc7f49d8acd/content/ui/blockedPage.html?originalURL=https://mf70e.rdtk.io/5f2a7f84cc769d00016b71e5?sub1=3&sub2=mail.yahoo.com&sub3=1269447&sub4=1483375841823380919&sub5=250&sub6=&sub7=2607467&sub8=5731607&blockPageType=IPS&IpsSignature=31349. What can I do?

Asked by bahinl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Login with saved credentials no more reconizes UserName. The same login works fine with other browsers.

I use forefox as default and all my activities I do with it. But, from yesterday, I lost my admin for security, as firefox introduces some char in the username, as my sec… (read more)

I use forefox as default and all my activities I do with it. But, from yesterday, I lost my admin for security, as firefox introduces some char in the username, as my security system say: There is no such user, while it works fine with other browser. There is some new in Firefox that I ignore? thanks. Vito

Asked by Vito 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Logins & passwords missing

Opening FF today had error message about bookmarks and something (sorry cant remenber exact details) but had to shut down & restart which I did and now, whilst bookma… (read more)

Opening FF today had error message about bookmarks and something (sorry cant remenber exact details) but had to shut down & restart which I did and now, whilst bookmarks are OK all my logins & passwords have gone. Opening the logins.json file shows nothing - it's empty. Checking the about:profiles shows the current one plus 2 others. One has logins but is from 2018 so most are wrong, (most of my currect logins have the firefox generated passwords) the other has none. Can I get them back?

Asked by fretwelln 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Masterpassword popup steals focus

I know, this has been asked before, but either the answer did not help or the addons to solve the problem were removed. In ealier versions the popup for entering the mast… (read more)

I know, this has been asked before, but either the answer did not help or the addons to solve the problem were removed. In ealier versions the popup for entering the masterpassword did popup when a site asked for a password. Now it pops up some seconds after the start, usually when I'm typing an URL or a search. How to change that? May I either set the seconds somewhere after which it pops up or set FF to not steal the focus if I am typing (which is a very bad behavior!) or change it back to only ask if a site requests a password? I'm frustrated enough to disable the masterpassword which can't be the solution. Thanks in advance

Asked by trigital 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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trying to find flashback on osx 10.14.6

Hello everyone, Trying to find out if my Mac Mini has been infected with flashback. Using this terminal command, defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info … (read more)

Hello everyone, Trying to find out if my Mac Mini has been infected with flashback. Using this terminal command,

defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment,

I got this response:

{MallocNanoZone = 0;}

It should read:

The domain/default pair of (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info, LSEnvironment) does not exist

I cannot find anything about this and was wondering if it indicates anything malicious. Anyone know about this? Thanks.

Asked by jerib123 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Completely disable Firefox update on Ubuntu

I am using Firefox on an old Ubuntu machine, and found myself unable to disable the auto update feature of Firefox. I understand why Firefox wants to do auto update, but … (read more)

I am using Firefox on an old Ubuntu machine, and found myself unable to disable the auto update feature of Firefox. I understand why Firefox wants to do auto update, but for me personally it's negatively impacting my productivity. Many times I was looking up reference materials only to be told that I need to restart Firefox because it just updated itself. Imagine how frustrating it is, especially when I use the Private Browsing mode a lot to avoid having to clean up browsing history and cached files later. All in all, while the auto update feature might be good for some users, it's just not working for me, so I want it to be disabled.

I tried a couple of things. First, there's nothing in the "Preferences" page related to the auto update. Second, I tried to change the value of "app.update.auto" in the "about:config" page to false, and it still does auto update. Finally, I tried to add a "policies.json" file to "/etc/firefox/", with the following content:

{ "policies":

  {
    "AppAutoUpdate": false,
    "DisableAppUpdate": true,
    "DisableTelemetry": true
   }

}

Yet it still does auto updates. As a matter of fact, it updated itself to version 80 just now. This driving me crazy. Any useful suggestions will be sincerely appreciated.

Asked by dev.1one.w01f 1 year ago

Answered by dev.1one.w01f 1 year ago

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Security across multiple tabs

If I open multiple tabs, am I risking the security of information in one tab to the sites that are open on other tabs? For example, if I do online banking in one tab and… (read more)

If I open multiple tabs, am I risking the security of information in one tab to the sites that are open on other tabs? For example, if I do online banking in one tab and a news site in another, will the second site be able to access PWs etc. as I do online banking?

Asked by geledford 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)

Hello, I have 3 websites: http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/ When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secur… (read more)

Hello, I have 3 websites:

http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/

When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secure." When viewed with FF, the history and forums sites are not. Instead, they return the attached message.

Unless original work designed by me, all images on all sites are type specimens or trade journal articles from sources like design patents or university libraries (google books, haithi trust, internet archive, etc.).

Can someone figure out why this is happening and tell me how to fix it?

A thousand thanks for your help, Anna

Asked by author2 1 year ago

Answered by author2 1 year ago