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Firefox Vulnerability: Check your own sytem.

I found out last night that Firefox leaks internal data to the internet. I always thought Firefox is about security, but somehow Firefox ships default with the WebRTC lea… (read more)

I found out last night that Firefox leaks internal data to the internet. I always thought Firefox is about security, but somehow Firefox ships default with the WebRTC leak vulnerability. I have 69.0 installed. Visit this site. Do you see your INTERNAL IP ADDRESS listed. "https://www.whatismyip.com/" If so then Firefox is compromising your safety by means of WebRTC leak.

Here is the possible hacks that can use Firefox and WebRTC and the solutions how to fix it. "https://restoreprivacy.com/webrtc-leaks/"

I installed 69.0 on 15 September 2019 long after it was reportedly fixed according to (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2019-25/). It STILL has the vulnerability on my 69.0 installed straight from mozilla.

Better to check if you have the vulnerability. Firefox really should take security much more serious if the advertise constantly that they are all about security.


Confirm by reply if your internal IP shows up.

Asked by zimbodel 8 months ago

Last reply by zimbodel 7 months ago

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Can't Download any files, they all fail instantly

Ive tried everything from this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files and this one https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and… (read more)

Ive tried everything from this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files and this one https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems. I tried opening in safe mode. that didnt work. I also reset my computer as this is a brand new PC, and i cant figure it out. I have no idea whats causing it, it just randomly happened today in my web design class when i was trying to download some files

Asked by Alex Maddux 7 months ago

Answered by philipp 7 months ago

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Cannot select application to open files, because access denied

I am trying to open magnet links with Firefox. I've gotten to the point where it asks me which program I want to open magnet links with. I want to point it to qBittorrent… (read more)

I am trying to open magnet links with Firefox. I've gotten to the point where it asks me which program I want to open magnet links with. I want to point it to qBittorrent, which is in /usr/bin, however firefox cannot open either of these folders when browsing for the application. It always says access denied. I have tried granting it permissions thru Ubuntu Software and it did nothing. Seems like a very obvious problem. How can I choose an application if I cant ever access where they're stored? Im trying to switch from Chrome but it's proving to be way more difficult than it needs to be.

Asked by jlcarveth 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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HTML5 video not working, firefox suggests installing Windows media features even though I am not on N or KN version of Windows 10

I am running the latest version of Firefox, and the latest version of Windows 10 Education (NOT an N or KN version of Windows). I get a bar at the top of the window telli… (read more)

I am running the latest version of Firefox, and the latest version of Windows 10 Education (NOT an N or KN version of Windows). I get a bar at the top of the window telling me to install Windows Media Features. HTML5test.com says that my browser doesn't support MPEG-4 ASP, H.264, or H.265. I tried running in safemode and get the same issues. Chrome is able to play videos that Firefox is not on this machine. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. I think these problems /may/ have been caused by a Windows update, but that's just a hunch.

Asked by matt.botti 8 months ago

Last reply by matt.botti 8 months ago

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I have lost all my bookmarks and icons

Is there anyway I can recover them. You have to understand that I don't understand anything about code. I am 61 years old and you and google and MS are making it more and… (read more)

Is there anyway I can recover them.

You have to understand that I don't understand anything about code.

I am 61 years old and you and google and MS are making it more and more complicated in the name of BS safety

I have ESET Internet Security and addons that block popups and dangerous websites.

I suggest you offer a browser that is easier for me to understand.

My computer was destroyed when I installed the Windows 1903 update.

Then I accidentally deleted all my files ,and I didn't have a hard disk backup

Is it possible you can send me all my bookmarks from 12 months ago

Or give me instructions on how to recover without being too complicated

Please send the details to my gmail account xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx

I only use xxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx for Youtube

sincerely

Shaun Salter


(email addresses removed by moderator; please do not post personal data on a public forum - c)

Asked by yobbo6501 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox Sync is working backwards...

I have been using FF for years and *had* my browser set up perfectly. I got a new travel laptop and decided to install FF there and sync the settings from my main compute… (read more)

I have been using FF for years and *had* my browser set up perfectly. I got a new travel laptop and decided to install FF there and sync the settings from my main computer to the new laptop.

Unfortunately sync decided that my newly installed browser's settings were more important and removed all of my open tabs, history, settings, etc from my everyday browser.

This is super counter-productive; I've lost hours of work trying to relocate all of the browser windows I had open and getting all of the settings back to normal.

I rarely ever complain online about buggy software but this was so annoying I just had to.

Maybe consider disabling Sync until you can figure out how to either alert the user that all of their settings are about to be overwritten or provide an option to assign a particular browser as the master and all syncing begins from that.

Asked by AmGoth 8 months ago

Last reply by AmGoth 8 months ago

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Tab it is overriding the first search. I have to close out the second search but when I do I cant get back to the first

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I ha… (read more)

When I use Firefox search engine, first tab opens, then I open a second tab, it overrides the first tabs page, I cannot search from it nor can I bounce between tabs. I have to close the second tab but then the first tab is blank. I have to close both and open up the browser again. I am not a google fan and want to migrate away as much as possible. It might be my dated windows so instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a new version, can I take firefox back to the version I had before this stupid new version. Which sounds like people are having a lot of problems with.

Asked by kismet2design 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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a problem with http://metagmae.org/page/

Hi. I have a problem with http://metagmae.org/page/ and I have no idea how that came to me. No matter what I do, nothing can help me to avoid that thing. It auto-starts F… (read more)

Hi. I have a problem with http://metagmae.org/page/ and I have no idea how that came to me. No matter what I do, nothing can help me to avoid that thing. It auto-starts Firefox and tries to get more information. It is said that it is a virus. And I can't delete it from Firefox because I can't find it. Can you please help me to solve this? I uninstalled Firefox and deleted everything but when I installed it back, it came back! It is terrible and makes me crazy. Please help me with that. I love Firefox and it is now almost 15 years I am using it. I started with Firefox 6.0 or something.

Asked by Memo 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Does Mozilla store a copy of my synced tabs online, so that I can recover them following a serious hard drive crash?

My Windows 10 desktop system recently suffered a serious failure. The SSD C: drive suffered some sort of catastrophic fault, and the device is completely unresponsive and… (read more)

My Windows 10 desktop system recently suffered a serious failure. The SSD C: drive suffered some sort of catastrophic fault, and the device is completely unresponsive and it's contents are unrecoverable. All of my data files were on a different drive and are backed up in multiple places, but all my app config files stored in the appdata directory--including my Firefox profile--are gone forever.

I replaced the drive, reinstalled Windows and all my apps, etc., etc., including Firefox, which synced with my Windows laptop and everything is just about back to normal. EXCEPT that all of my 50 or so open tabs from that machine are no longer available. From the Synced Tabs list on my laptop, I can see an entry for the newly restored desktop system, but the tab list for that device is empty. In the Devices & Apps list on my Firefox Account page, I can see entries for all of my devices include TWO entries for the desktop system, the newly restored system as well as the old pre-crash system.

So the question is this:

1) Does Mozilla store the open tabs list for that system on their servers; and

2) Can I recover that tabs list somehow?

Thanks in advance. --scott--

Asked by Scott Trotter 8 months ago

Last reply by Scott Trotter 8 months ago

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firefox restarts comp while watching twitch streams with hardware acceleration on

only with firefox while watching twitch streams will restart my comp. no other streaming site does it, no other browser...ive tried a lot of different drivers. ive uninst… (read more)

only with firefox while watching twitch streams will restart my comp. no other streaming site does it, no other browser...ive tried a lot of different drivers. ive uninstalled the windows update thats known to be bugged. also while the twitch stream is playing im watching the gpu jump up to 100%. its not overheating floating at 50c. ive diagnosed everything i can think of but it all comes down to firefox and twitch this is the weirdest problem i have seen no bluescreen, no warning and nothing in event viewer....it can happen in 5 min or 2 hours..but it will restart the computer

Asked by circeseye1 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox reports Mozilla Phishing Report page as Potential Security Risk

I just received a "Password Reset Notification" e-mail that looked very scammy, I right clicked on the link to select "Report Phishing Scam, but when Firefox was going t… (read more)

I just received a "Password Reset Notification" e-mail that looked very scammy,

I right clicked on the link to select "Report Phishing Scam, but when Firefox was going to open the Mozilla Phishing report page, I got "Warning, potential security risk ahead"

I think there's a problem somewhere...!

Asked by graham12 8 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 8 months ago

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Gah! Firefox tab keeps crashing - Office.com

Firefox keeps crashing on office.com (perhaps others). Just started doing so multiple times per day in the last day or so - Sep 17, 2019. I have no antivirus programs ru… (read more)

Firefox keeps crashing on office.com (perhaps others). Just started doing so multiple times per day in the last day or so - Sep 17, 2019.

I have no antivirus programs running.

Asked by Joseph Thiessen 8 months ago

Last reply by Joseph Thiessen 8 months ago

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I am a NYT subscriber but can no longer access content behind the paywall.

I am a NYT subscriber but can no longer access content behind the paywall on FireFox. Yet, it works fine on Chrome and Edge. When I am on the NYT homepage, it shows that … (read more)

I am a NYT subscriber but can no longer access content behind the paywall on FireFox. Yet, it works fine on Chrome and Edge. When I am on the NYT homepage, it shows that I am logged in. When I click on an article on the home page, it loads it but a pop-up makes it blurry and says that I need to be a subscriber to see it. Yet, the top of the page shows that I am still logged as a subscriber. The problems occurs on my two notebooks. Both are running Windows 10. One has Norton as antivirus, the other has Windows Defender. To troubleshoot, I have turned off all FireFox "Content Blocking" and have cleaned up cookies and browsing history (twice), but it has not cleared the problem. I have reinstalled FireFox twice. I am also a subscriber to the Washington Post, and I have no problem reading it.

Asked by philippejj 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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bookmarks & extensions synced but not logins & passwords

I am using firefox on my desktop and laptop with sync to get the same bookmarks, extensions, logins & passwords on both. Yesterday I did a fresh re-install of windows… (read more)

I am using firefox on my desktop and laptop with sync to get the same bookmarks, extensions, logins & passwords on both. Yesterday I did a fresh re-install of windows and firefox on my laptop. Them I logged into sync.

After a few minutes, it got my bookmarks and my extensions reinstalling, but that was yesterday and ever since, I never got my logins and passwords.

I checked the "logins" box in about:preferences#sync, checked "use a master password" in about:preferences#privacy and did a "sync now" but still no passwords and logins. They should still be on my desktop (I did not start it since) but I am afraid they will disappear when I connect if it syncs with the laptop which has none of them.

How can I be sure I keep them on my desktop when I turn it on? Can I save them somehow?

And then how can I get them on my laptop too?

Asked by fenntil 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Firefox shuts down just after Save as.. or Open... dialog window is displayed

When I want to download a file from internet or upload one, the Save as... or Open... dialog window appears. That's completely right. However 2sec after Firefox shuts dow… (read more)

When I want to download a file from internet or upload one, the Save as... or Open... dialog window appears. That's completely right. However 2sec after Firefox shuts down. I reinstalled FF (deleted AppData folders), made new profile etc. Same happens in safe mode. Happens consistently.

Asked by michal 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago