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When security and productivity collide

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install t… (read more)

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install the DTV player. When Firefox is redirected to the download page, it throws a certificate error and screeches to a halt. I would expect an opportunity to assume the risk and continue, but none is offered. I opened MS Edge, which I don't want to use, and it installed the viewer, no problem. This is the URL from which FF is redirected : https://www.directv.com/Channels/Fox-Business-Network-HD-359?modal=/modal/install/359/channe. This is the URL of the error : https://metrics.directv.com/b/ss/dtvdirectvcomprod/4/REDIR?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdirectv.vo.llnwd.net%2Fe5%2Fcinema%2Fplugin%2FVideoGuard.13.0.exe&pe=lnk_d&pev1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.directv.com%2FChannels%2FFox-Business-Network-HD-359%3Fmoda%3D%2Fmodal%2Finstall%2F359%2Fchannel&pev2=DIRECTV_Player_13.. Screen shot of the error uploaded. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by michaud64 6 days ago

Problem when logging off from secure sites

After I logged off from online banking by hitting the log out button and returning to the home screen, a colleague was able to log in to my banking account by simply hit… (read more)

After I logged off from online banking by hitting the log out button and returning to the home screen, a colleague was able to log in to my banking account by simply hitting the windows "Back" button. How can I prevent this?

Asked by pw2469 3 days ago

my microphone does not work for you

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не … (read more)

my microphone on your site is not working! I have completed all settings and permissions! It works at the Opera - it doesn't work for you! мой микрофон на вашем сайте не работает! Все настройки и разрешения я выполнил! В Опере работает - у вас не работает!

Asked by blackprw 2 days ago

password reveal via history link recall?

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appear… (read more)

I just discovered a gigantic security flaw. If I go back in my history, I can pull up a website such as Experian credit boost. When I pull it up, The logon screen appears and I can see the number of digits that my password contains. NOW I thought that was very bad, however, I can click on the eyeball and the password is fully revealed. what is this about?? I mean anyone with access to this history link can get my password??? As a lifelong insurance man, I am very paranoid about security but broke down and started using Lockwise. Does that have anything to do with it? Need help immediatly.

Asked by benjamincola 2 days ago

Is there a way to get Firefox to stop asking for smart card PIV/CCID/OpenPGP PINs on startup?

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. E… (read more)

I've been trying to figure out if there is a way to stop Firefox from continually asking for the PINs to smartcards that it discovers through p11-kit-proxy with pcscd. Everytime I start firefox I am currently unloading the module to prevent Firefox from asking me for the PINs to smartcards it does not need access to

Asked by thesunistoolong 1 day ago

Export 'Managed Exceptions' to blocked cookies

I got a new laptop. I keep my security tight and block most cookies and trackers, and enter the URL's I wish to allow into "Manage Exceptions." How can I export all those… (read more)

I got a new laptop. I keep my security tight and block most cookies and trackers, and enter the URL's I wish to allow into "Manage Exceptions." How can I export all those URLs to my new laptop?

Asked by vbskoftn 1 day ago

Enhanced Tracking Protection

I BELIEVE, but am not certain, the above described subject and topic are instrumental to the issue I am having. I like to stream a Canadian sports site called Sporstnet N… (read more)

I BELIEVE, but am not certain, the above described subject and topic are instrumental to the issue I am having. I like to stream a Canadian sports site called Sporstnet Now. Up until a few weeks / months ago every time I clicked to open that site the streaming started automatically. Now that is not happening on a regular basis. Typically when I click on the website it now does not start automatically. To resolve this I can "sign out" and then sign in using my login credentials. This is obviously a time waster. Once I am signed in again, I might be able to stop the streaming and log back in automatically for the next few hours, but certainly by the next morning the streaming does not start automatically and I need to go through the login process described above. There must be a setting somewhere to allow the automatic streaming to start even if I have not visited that website in the last 2 - 3 days. Any help? suggestions? thoughts? Thank you.

Asked by don.dac.fc 1 day ago

Security settings

This just started happening last week: every time I sign into my bank, I'm required to be texted a security code to continue with my banking. It only happens on FireFox, … (read more)

This just started happening last week: every time I sign into my bank, I'm required to be texted a security code to continue with my banking. It only happens on FireFox, not in Chrome, so it's a browser issue, not the bank. It's so annoying! Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Karen 1 day ago

Last reply by Karen 23 hours ago

incorrect password

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name … (read more)

I'm trying to log in from a different machine than my usual one. Firefox says I am using the incorrect password. I have quadruple checked the spelling of my user name (email address) and my primary password. I am definitely entering them correctly on the new machine yet firefox insists it is wrong. I checked the password in the account settings of my usual machine, under "accounts.firefox" on Firefox's Lockwise (aka logins & passwords) page and indeed I am using the correct email & password. I also searched my email to make sure that I did not change my password and forgot that I had done so. So how can this be?

Asked by KalaDude 1 day ago

Last reply by KalaDude 20 hours ago

password access into all my accounts not working no matter how many times I change it

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1309604] Aloha Support friends, I just posted a question re: my password issue , and realized that whoever responds … (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1309604]
Aloha Support friends, I just posted a question re: my password issue , and realized that whoever responds will not be able to email me through my gmail account. Kindly post any answers to: xxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx This is a back up email account and still works as it doesn't require a password and is on my desktop. THank you.


(email address removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website)

Asked by maileorme 19 hours ago

delete datareporting folder

why cannot we permanently get rid of the datareporting folder that is created in the profiles folder? It has been stated before that "no data is collected" yada yada yada… (read more)

why cannot we permanently get rid of the datareporting folder that is created in the profiles folder? It has been stated before that "no data is collected" yada yada yada when the particular options are set, and they are, yet the folder still reappears. I so not allow tab restore, all privacy settings are set to prevent this that i can find; changed in about:config toolkit.telemetry.unified to false toolkit.telemetry.enabled to false datareporting.healthreport.service.enabled to false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled to false user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.service.enabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false);

Stop it please. It slows down page loads and if, IF, no data is collected, why create it???

Asked by teep37 6 hours ago

Manage Excepitions in Privacy and Security

I have chosen to delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. However I want to make certain exceptions. That normally works fine. However that are certain sites … (read more)

I have chosen to delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. However I want to make certain exceptions. That normally works fine.

However that are certain sites that are listed in the "Managing Data"-list that are not proceeded with a "https://www...", a typical example is "google.com".

I have not been able to add such sites to the exceptions.

If I just write "google.com" in "Address of website", and choose Allow, the system automatically adds a "https://www.../ in front so the exceptions list looks like . . https://www. google.com . and the cookies listed as google.com are deleted when I close Firefox.

How can I add such sites to the exceptions?

Asked by LarsGardneus 5 hours ago

Access MY data for all websites.

OK. That was rather obtuse. I ended up deleting all the plugins that had "Access MY data for all websites." WHY? Because the permission was NOT CLEAR nor did it eluci… (read more)

OK. That was rather obtuse. I ended up deleting all the plugins that had "Access MY data for all websites."

WHY? Because the permission was NOT CLEAR nor did it elucidate what exactly does the Add-On have of MY data.

Is "My DATA" the HTML portion? The JavaScript? The URLBOX? Data store? WHAT EXACTLY is "MY DATA"?

Asked by egbertst1 1 hour ago

Camera and microphone not detected

Hi everyone, I want to use the website Roll20 for online role playing with people far away (and even complete strangers). On my former computer, I switched from Opera to … (read more)

Hi everyone,

I want to use the website Roll20 for online role playing with people far away (and even complete strangers). On my former computer, I switched from Opera to Firefox to be able to use it with camera and microphone, and it worked well (Win8.1). On my new computer (Win10), it doesn't work any more. I don't get the prompt to allow the use of these devices. I don't even have any source to select for the microphone nor for the camera. I tried updating the drivers, updating Windows, but nothing changed. The camera works well with Windows's Camera app, and it seems to work fine on Roll20 with Google Chrome, so I still have this solution for next Sunday's game, but I would prefer to use Firefox if possible.

Asked by ludovic.crepel 6 days ago

wrong email address

Recently, I changed my email address in firefox. I deleted the secondary (old) email address from firefox. When I send an email through firefox, it still uses the old e… (read more)

Recently, I changed my email address in firefox. I deleted the secondary (old) email address from firefox. When I send an email through firefox, it still uses the old email address as my return address. Firefox will not even let me change the email address within the email itself. How do I fix this? THanks.

Asked by eric.schwam 5 days ago

E-post

Hallo! I have searched for a long time in your instructions on changing E-mail address. I can not find where and how to change my old Email address to my new one. Maybe y… (read more)

Hallo!

I have searched for a long time in your instructions on changing E-mail address. I can not find where and how to change my old Email address to my new one. Maybe you do not need to do this in Firefox?

Sincerely Torsten Thorhuus

Asked by torstenmats 3 days ago