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Is my internet connection secure?

Hello. I'm trying to do some online shopping, and I see the green padlock on my screen and everything, but I'm still not sure if I have a secure internet connection. The… (read more)

Hello.

I'm trying to do some online shopping, and I see the green padlock on my screen and everything, but I'm still not sure if I have a secure internet connection. The following is what Firefox says the encryption is.

(TLS_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA, 128 bit keys)

Thanks,

Sean

Asked by SeanDarcy1 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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How can I get Firefox to go to accept an IP address that I know is secure but it tells me it is not?

I do work remotely through an IP address. The certificate has expired but the company does not want it published, so they are not renewing it. I can no longer access th… (read more)

I do work remotely through an IP address. The certificate has expired but the company does not want it published, so they are not renewing it. I can no longer access this IP address through Firefox because it tells me "Secure connection failed." I can actually get on this IP address if I use IE, but they too tell me it is not safe, but still allow me to get on. How can i get this overwritten so that I can use Firefox (my preferred browser) to do my work?

Thank you

Asked by lrock 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How can I make it so no one can change my privacy settings? can this be done without me doing any coding as I really don't know how?

I currently have my settings to erase history when firefox closes. I don't want anyone changing that setting when I'm not aware and thereby being able to see my history. … (read more)

I currently have my settings to erase history when firefox closes. I don't want anyone changing that setting when I'm not aware and thereby being able to see my history. I know nothing about coding and wouldn't even attempt it. Is there an add on or some kind of suggestion anyone would have? I'm especially concerned as my kids are getting older and I suspect they will have try this one day. lol

Asked by lkaramazov 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Why do my saved accounts and passwords show up for different users on my computer?

I have more than one accounts on my computer. However, when opening Firefox from these users, it has the same history, login information, etc. from my main account. Is th… (read more)

I have more than one accounts on my computer. However, when opening Firefox from these users, it has the same history, login information, etc. from my main account. Is there any way to keep them separate?

Asked by fusion-bioformer 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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view loging history and location

I had fraudulent charges on my bank statement, in my google account it shows a device was logged in with my google account in Virginia using a firefox browser. Is there a… (read more)

I had fraudulent charges on my bank statement, in my google account it shows a device was logged in with my google account in Virginia using a firefox browser. Is there any way I can see or for Firefox to check the login history and location for my account so I can send it to the fraud dept of my bank? The date range I need it 20 - 25 May 2019

Asked by lalibertecn 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Probable 'deadly embrace' memory allocation issue between Firefox and Microsoft Update

I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box. I observed Firefox memory use rise r… (read more)

I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box.

I observed Firefox memory use rise rapidly to nearly 800MB ... while netsvcs.exe did approximately the same thing. (This machine has 2GB of RAM.)

Fortunately I had Windows Performance Monitor running, and was able to determine that Windows Update was the competing activity ... and after-the-fact, determined that it had been installing an update to MS Security Essentials (basically a malware signature update - and I have the ID of the specific update, but since it is a security update, I'm hesitant to post that detail in a quasi-public forum). Usually, such updates install quickly and transparently. I also cannot tell, with confidence, whether the memory consumption was from the process of installing the signature - or the process of scanning for malware presence after the sig was installed (although I'd *guess* the latter). I believe both of those aspects execute within netsvcs.exe.

This happened over a period of approximately an hour, during which about all I could do was "sniff around" to identify the culprits; eventually I killed the Firefox process (hoping that its History feature would allow me to return to my open tabs... which was not quite true).

I have reported the event to Microsoft as well, as it could equally be their problem.

Suggestion: Add instrumentation to Firefox to capture data on sudden increases in RAM use - paying particular attention to outside-the-norm values, in relatively short time periods (minutes, not hours) that do not self-resolve ... and consider whether Firefox can be more aggressive at releasing memory it has "claimed," when things go bad.

(Perhaps collect high-level "physical memory available" data when things begin to "go bad," and capture the "footprint" of Firefox memory use... And perhaps add intelligence to log memory allocation failures somewhere. I don't know with certainty if the issue was fragmentation, or the sheer amount requested, but experience and grey-hair lead me to suspect the former. The only Firefox window/tab that I know might have been a high-memory-consumer was a moderate-sized Google Map covering an urban area of several dozen square miles, so it was a complex image.)

Not suggesting this is Firefox's "fault" -- clearly, both processes were "to blame" in the sense that they didn't handle the situation well... but Firefox might handle it better.

I've seen (and reported) quite a series of memory-utilization issues since 28.0 ... perhaps it's time for a "tiger team" to look into these.

AH - one other detail: I keep Firefox pinned to the Windows task bar, and when it starts, it asks me which profile I want to use (of about 5 choices). When restarting Firefox after identifying all the above... I found that it no longer asked me to choose a profile, and the profile it opened was clearly NOT my most-common profile, which includes (e.g.) all my most-common, site-specific login information. I had to mess around for several minutes to get this profile "back" up and running, and I did not make note of what I tried during that effort.

Asked by BillM 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to disable site advisor can't install F Secure Security

F Secure Security will not install because Site Adviser is present - I have not installed McAfee Site Adviser but apparently it is a hidden extension / plug in of waterfo… (read more)

F Secure Security will not install because Site Adviser is present - I have not installed McAfee Site Adviser but apparently it is a hidden extension / plug in of waterfox / firefox. need to remove this or will have to remove firefox

Asked by JohnPreece 5 years ago

Last reply by theshine 5 years ago

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Possible resource contention between Firefox & Norton Security?

There seems to be a resource usage conflict between Firefox and Norton Security (and sometimes other programs). Response time is OK for a while, then suddenly goes down … (read more)

There seems to be a resource usage conflict between Firefox and Norton Security (and sometimes other programs). Response time is OK for a while, then suddenly goes down to the point I have to terminate Firefox with the Task Manager (Norton can't be terminated). After termination, I can wait a few seconds for the performance graphs to go to minimum, then restart Firefox and it will be OK again for a while, then the above situation will repeat. One odd thing is that even when response is OK, Task Manager shows Firefox (and plugin-container.exe) doing continuous disk I/Os, even though I'm not doing anything to cause excessive activity, like just looking at text on a page. This doesn't seem normal to me. I'm running with Windows XP 5.1 SP3.

Asked by chuckbaldwin 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from autocompleting usernames on just one site?

Firefox keeps autocompleting and has a drop down for my username for a website. I do not have the password/username saved. I found this article: http://kb.mozillazine.… (read more)

Firefox keeps autocompleting and has a drop down for my username for a website. I do not have the password/username saved.

I found this article: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Deleting_autocomplete_entries I followed the directions. It worked, no more drop down. However, after I signed into the site and back out, the drop down came back.

I don't mind Firefox autocompleting for most websites, but for sensitive websites, like online banking, how can I get it to NEVER autocomplete or create a drop down? Again, I don't have the username/password saved, and I don't necessarily want to disable to feature for every website.

Thank you!

Asked by exoticboat2 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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sec_error_unknown_issuer EVERY TIME

Every time I try to visit any site via firefox I'm getting "This connection is untrusted" error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer Yes my date and time settings are correct.… (read more)

Every time I try to visit any site via firefox I'm getting "This connection is untrusted" error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer

Yes my date and time settings are correct. I tried deleting the cert8.db file like the help page said and it's still doing it. I am technologically challenged so I would really appreciate it if someone would explain the solution to me in terms a rock could understand. Please and thanks.

Asked by RoundRiver90 6 years ago

Last reply by kbrosnan 6 years ago

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Mozilla uses my password as my first name in mail they send to me

Received an email from Mozilla (rightly) thrashing Facebook for privacy and security breaches. The issue is that my Firefox sign-on password is used as my first name in… (read more)

Received an email from Mozilla (rightly) thrashing Facebook for privacy and security breaches.

The issue is that my Firefox sign-on password is used as my first name in the email.

ie Dear <then my password>,

it is difficult to think of a more serious breach than this, and there is now way to directly report the problem to them - hope they look at this post.

I have checked all my account setting and belive these are correct

Asked by jjr357 2 years ago

Last reply by guigs 2 years ago

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I'ved used Firefox for over 10 years, and I just realized today that my privacy is GONE.

These personalized newsfeeds, whatever they are-- Google does them all. Some are not as intrusive as others. But within Firefox, I get some of the most bizarre news stori… (read more)

These personalized newsfeeds, whatever they are-- Google does them all. Some are not as intrusive as others. But within Firefox, I get some of the most bizarre news stories... stories about things I'm not even talking to other people about or looking up online. How could it possibly find a connection? Even when there is a minute connection. It's not a coincidence. It's like, is my phone hacked-- are people reading my mind? It's some form of breach of privacy.

Granted, all the accounts I use are logged into Firefox. Tonight, I took a gander over the privacy settings, and as usual my jaw dropped in disbelief. Permissions; Locations, Camera, etc.-- instead of valuing peoples' privacy and not caring one ioda like Fuckfacebook, many privacy-invading functions are ON by default until they are turned off by the user. This is why I don't use apps. It's why I quit Facebook many years ago. And now, I say goodbye to Firebox. Sick and tired of people encroaching on my privacy. It's principal, nothing more, nothing less-- THIS BROWSER IS GONE. Stay out of my personal business.

Asked by Al_Slade 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I tried to open bank account, error message said browser wouldn't allow it; think it was error message #93;comcast, norton and the bank say it wasn't them

As above. I tried to open an on line bank account, did all the forms on line, but when it came to making the deposit I got a message saying my browser wouldn't allow thi… (read more)

As above. I tried to open an on line bank account, did all the forms on line, but when it came to making the deposit I got a message saying my browser wouldn't allow this (I think it was error message 93). The bank, comcast and norton all checked and said it wasn't their problem, and Firefox is a browser. I have opened other accounts on line with this browser. So what gives.

Asked by Adomi 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Why does Firefox attempt at startup to download login.aspx.pdf from my bank

Ever time I startup Firefox the download arrow shows three attempts to download LOGIN.ASPX.PDF from my bank's website. They always fail. What is this? Why is it happen… (read more)

Ever time I startup Firefox the download arrow shows three attempts to download LOGIN.ASPX.PDF from my bank's website. They always fail. What is this? Why is it happening? How can I make it stop?

Thanks

Asked by Pops125 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How can I disable addons from running on certain tabs, windows, or websites, without having to create a whole new profile?

Not every potentially site-breaking addon has a site whitelist or enable/disable list. While some addons exsit for "sandboxing" tabs - it only sandboxes the pages loaded … (read more)

Not every potentially site-breaking addon has a site whitelist or enable/disable list. While some addons exsit for "sandboxing" tabs - it only sandboxes the pages loaded on that tab, not what the browser/addons do to them. I've already searched for solutions, and frankly, I'm surprised that this question hasn't been asked before until now: Why can't multiple "profiles" be run side-by-side, on a per-tab and/or specific-website(s) basis, in the same browser window?

Asked by esotericDisciple 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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I'm a basic enduser never got confirm login feel my Mozilla account was hijacked / hacked please help!!!!

I'm not very tech savvy and its hard to know what's going. on I just don't feel like I have control over my use of Firefox and of my own data!! Know Firefox is one of th… (read more)

I'm not very tech savvy and its hard to know what's going. on I just don't feel like I have control over my use of Firefox and of my own data!! Know Firefox is one of the safest browsers and I want to use it but feel like something is going on with "my" version of Firefox that I don't have control over.....

Asked by LM4552 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago