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Security of Firefox: Is It Still Secure?

Greetings everyone, I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious. I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down I've al… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I know this may sound like a strange question, but I'm very serious.

I just read an article that says Firefox is in danger of being shut down

I've always seen Firefox as the most trustworthy web browser and so I was planning on using Firefox as my main web browser for the long term. However, after reading this article I've become very anxious.

Article link: https://news.slashdot.org/story/20/08/15/1955237/can-firefox-be-saved

I'd really appreciate any advice.

Asked by Helpless_Quest 2 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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clear URL bar history

Even after I "Clear All History" (Everything + all check boxes), when I go to URL bar, it still suggests sites from my history. How can I clear URL bar history? Thanks … (read more)

Even after I "Clear All History" (Everything + all check boxes), when I go to URL bar, it still suggests sites from my history.

How can I clear URL bar history?

Thanks

Asked by ecoutinho 1 year ago

Answered by ecoutinho 1 year ago

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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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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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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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I lost all my passwords from firefox after Refreshing my browser

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockw… (read more)

Today I've refreshed my Firefox and I'm aware that I'll loose all my add-ons/extensions/customization's, but the problem is I've lost all my passwords in my Firefox lockwise! Please help me. I need all my saved passwords ASAP.

Asked by SaiAkash Neela 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox don't ask microphone and camera permission when in iFrame

Hello, When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!),… (read more)

Hello,

When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!), below is an example:

if you directly open https://meet.jit.si/test123 in firefox, the Firefox will ask microphone and camera permission from the user but if you open https://test.spacex.ml/ which put https://meet.jit.si/test123 in an iframe then FIrefox don't ask any permission and refuse user to use microphone and camera!

Please help, thanks!

Asked by gamingtips 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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changing user name

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be change… (read more)

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be changed to"?

Asked by Joey 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years 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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Firefox portable

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards … (read more)

Hi Is Firefox portable from this site secure or can I trust this site? portableapps.com I would like to use it on my usb for online shopping :) regards

Asked by Gecko 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years 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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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