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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 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Cookie settings: Exceptions do not work

Hallo, I have changed the security settings in the Firefox browser so that I can block cookies. I am aware that almost all pages ask for it. But you can also make excepti… (read more)

Hallo,

I have changed the security settings in the Firefox browser so that I can block cookies. I am aware that almost all pages ask for it. But you can also make exceptions. I did this for my bank page, because I have to register my browser every time I close and reopen the browser. If I put the URL and the extension in the exceptions, only the basic URL is displayed, but not the extension.

Example: https://banking.bankaustria.at/wps/portal/retail/de/login/login/!ut/p/a1/jZDLDoIwFES_hqX0CqLVXVVCgs8EiNiNKRERhULaIvHvRVcafM3uTs5MJhdRFCLK2SVNmEoLzrL7Tfs7Y4hJF3swB3diARnPg94MD7rgWQ2wfQacqWMDmToD3wssAAP-y8MHkZ_5DaKviGMvDCCuj5czOzDHK7MFtCc-gC8bXESTrIge_9gSHpk4QVTEh1jEQq9EYx-VKuVIAw3qutYjxs-skkqkTGdKA6N3LaoOi_I421c80U-yfNd0LKRCYbsAlXkQQrrON1iSG1SR8_k!/dl5/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

This is the page for entering the login data. If I copy this URL into the exceptions for blocking cookies, only "https://banking.bankaustria.at" appears there. I still have to confirm my browser registration with a TAN.

Is there perhaps another option so that I don't have to register every time - other than generally allowing cookies?

Thanks and regards Eric

Asked by erwl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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malware not in add-ons

Note': Such problems do exist when all add-ons disabled and in safe mode Firefox (by "refresh firefox" option). When Firefox is started, an advertising window would oc… (read more)

Note': Such problems do exist when all add-ons disabled and in safe mode Firefox (by "refresh firefox" option).

When Firefox is started, an advertising window would occur. The hijacked address: https://winxuan[.]jd[.]com/?cu=true&utm_source=kong&utm_medium=tuiguang&utm_campaign=t_1000623798_&utm_term=19dca519301545a6b711007896b3b333 hijacked address

Also, Ctrl + Shift + N was hijacked to the same window.

The window is strange: When I click the "+" button to open a new tab, the new tab directly opens in the previous window.

Perhaps something in Firefox itself was maliciously modified, I guess.

I am using 88.0.1 (64-bit) version Firefox on Win10.

Asked by kakakali 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I knew they wouldn't let us communicate freely. I'm in the middle of filing an IC3 complaint for the whole ordeal they're putting me through

FBI's suggestion was to start with an IC3 Complaint. I forgot to tell you. They tried to erased the almost 100GB of evidence I have including the 18GB of devastating evid… (read more)

FBI's suggestion was to start with an IC3 Complaint. I forgot to tell you. They tried to erased the almost 100GB of evidence I have including the 18GB of devastating evidence against them. Well they infected 3 hardware devices I own hoping that I would insert the flash drives with the evidence in the computer and then they can wipe them clean. I lost 75GB but recovered 52GB from a back up scheme I had. Most important: Now I have them in the act of setting up their trap in my computer, plus I have 3 hardware devices infected with their code. One is a USB type A to USB type C adapter by Belkin. they know the whole thing. I spoke to their security all the way to their corporate offices. As you know they're also a defense contractor. The 2nd device is a 3.3 USB reader by SanDisk (Western Digital). I started telling them until they blocked me. So they only know their device was modify to do evil. But I didn't have time to tell them that 2 additional devices suffered the same thing. So, SanDisk thinks they are the only company. The 3rd device is from Kingston it's 3.0 USB card reader but but the time I finished with SanDisk I couldn't communicate with Kingston. Unless the security force from Belkin told them, they are unaware that their device was used for nefarious purposes by MS and GGL (But attempt to abbreviate.) Bottom line I have the dramatic footage of 18GB and 3 hardware devices. of their code. I hope these info gets to you. I have to take a tiny break. I'm sending you these so it won't disappear, And additional items in 45 minutes at the latest. As always, Thank you

Asked by Agnostos 10 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 10 months ago

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Having an issue with how websites appear

Websites on my Firefox are not appearing correctly. I think this started when I was playing around with the Privacy and Security settings. I changed the settings back,… (read more)

Websites on my Firefox are not appearing correctly. I think this started when I was playing around with the Privacy and Security settings. I changed the settings back, but the issue persists. Sorry I cannot explain this issue more clearly... Please see images. The first shows an example of how websites are appearing with my Firefox now. The second, using Safari, is an example of how websites used to look - and how I want them to look again. Thank you! I miss my old Firefox.

Asked by viavictoria 8 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 8 months ago

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paasword

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but… (read more)

Hi.I can log in to my Firefox account but can,t see the password.I,m tring to sych my p.c. with my Android telefoon.On my p.c. account it says that my phone is linked but i still need my password to log in.The reason for all this is because i wan,t to use firefox pocket and i don,t want to loose any info by having to reset my Paasword.I do have my master Paasword,can i use that.If not,what is my best option.With Regards Andrew

Asked by scarrleg 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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How to prevent AdBlocker from leaking?

I did the test at https://test.amiunique.org/?consent=1 and as a result got this: 16 potentially detected lists (over 292) - These filter lists will be used to generate a… (read more)

I did the test at https://test.amiunique.org/?consent=1 and as a result got this: 16 potentially detected lists (over 292) - These filter lists will be used to generate an unique identifier. -see attached screenshot

Also, if any website of your choice creates a unique identifer on me by using the filter list, as long as i use the exact same filters as another person, could it be that the uniqure identififer is the same for me and the other person or a group of many persons/devices using this exact filter list? I mean.. if my list is the same as someone else they will be identically which means it doesn't matter i am unique identifyed because after all im not unique but only in a list of devices using a specific filter?

And i must say that now, if you go to https://test.amiunique.org and do the test, then klick the shield icon, how pathethic is that amount of trackers, social media trackers, and even cryptominers!?!?

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 6 months ago

Answered by Amelia 6 months ago

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Strange activity on my account - phone wrongly recognised

I have had a strange thing happening : - on my account, it stated a connexion from a OnePlus A6003 yesterday - I do not have such a phone, I do have however a OnePlus GM1… (read more)

I have had a strange thing happening : - on my account, it stated a connexion from a OnePlus A6003 yesterday - I do not have such a phone, I do have however a OnePlus GM1913 - When I disconnected the A6003, it did kick me out of GM1913 - When I reconnected the GM1913, it listed it correctly

What could be the cause of this?

Asked by virgil5 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Unable to Log On to https://support.jungledisk.com/access/

I now have trouble logging into jungledisk.com after most recent "improvement" to Firefox. Never ran into this annoyment until new FF rolled out. My current work around,… (read more)

I now have trouble logging into jungledisk.com after most recent "improvement" to Firefox. Never ran into this annoyment until new FF rolled out. My current work around, go to Edge. No problems getting to jungledisk there.

I get the following when I try,

"Cookies required to use Firefox

To continue signing in using Firefox, allow cookies to be stored on this device. You might see this screen more than once."

Below is the dialog box to log on asking for user name and password finally "Sign In". This "Sign In" is greyed out. Can log on the jungledisk not no way, not no how.

Asked by wsgross 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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PLEASE HELP ASAP - CANNOT CONNECT TO GOOGLE OR GMAIL!!!

duplicate of /questions/1376873 thread. What is going on? After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cann… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1376873 thread.

What is going on?

After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cannot access google search engine within firefox, or my gmail email account. I get the error messages attached below. I have spent hours looking on your support pages and tried all ways and NOTHING WORKS!!!!

FIrefox has been my default browser for years but if you cannot fix this very annoying and frustrating bug, I will be forced to use Chrome.

Very unhappy with this.

I am using a MacBook Pro and latest version of FIrefox 100.0

PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!

Asked by nz.jason.duncan 5 days ago

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past searches being saved even while private browsing

Hello! I always use private browsing so I thought that my history was totally not being saved, but discovered recently that when I started to type within the search field… (read more)

Hello!

I always use private browsing so I thought that my history was totally not being saved, but discovered recently that when I started to type within the search field, that many of my past searches were listed in the search field with the type highlighted in purple. I had to manually go in and delete all of these past searches. I don't want any search history to be saved. Is there a setting in preferences that I'm somehow missing? Why is Firefox saving these past searches if I have it set to Always Use Private Browsing?

Thank you!

Asked by amygrams7 4 days ago

Answered by amygrams7 4 days ago

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Setting "Never Remember History" is now disabling all add-ons

My Add-ons are disabled and disappear from the tool bar everytime I try to use the privacy setting of "Never Remember History" I spent a few hours going through the trou… (read more)

My Add-ons are disabled and disappear from the tool bar everytime I try to use the privacy setting of "Never Remember History"

I spent a few hours going through the troubleshooting suggestions, safe modes, clean boots, (3) reinstalls, and I have isolated the problem down to this.

If I turn on Never Remember the icons disappear from the tool bar and the custom set up and they are disabled for all intensive purposes. They still appear as installed and active on the Add-on screens.

Is there a fix for this problem ?

Asked by Fallonjd 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked

I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked. Some passwords I had already changed since the last data bre… (read more)

I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked. Some passwords I had already changed since the last data breach.

Does anyone know why or how this happened? Is there a way to contact Firefox to delete all of my information permanently from their system to prevent this from happening again?

Asked by jameslalynch89 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Fifox don't delete cookiz

Dear All, Today, i have 1.4mo of cookiz. when i go to option page of fifox : button "delete cookiz" don't delete cookiz. and the button "manage cookiz" know nothing about… (read more)

Dear All, Today, i have 1.4mo of cookiz. when i go to option page of fifox : button "delete cookiz" don't delete cookiz. and the button "manage cookiz" know nothing about cookiz or exeption.

i am under win7pro, and i have the same problem under win10pro.

with lasts versions, i have this problem ; i have not last years.

and few years ago, i had same dificulty, but solved with great next version.

what is this crumble ?

May FireFox save souls of ours computer ! Kiss

Asked by yves.tanguy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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History Clearing

Greetings, I have FF version 90.0.2 64bit when i go into settings to clear my history everything,the history still shows up on my address bar Regards, Dabonz … (read more)

Greetings,

I have FF version 90.0.2 64bit when i go into settings to clear my history everything,the history still shows up on my address bar

Regards, Dabonz

Asked by dabonz 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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How Do I Generate a New Firefox Key

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to… (read more)

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to my name or email? I checked all the headings, security etc and can not find yr Create Button

Thank you

cheers Kev

Asked by Kevin Borg 7 months ago

Answered by Kevin Borg 7 months ago