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impersonating

I want to know can someone hack Gmail accounts without logging in? I received mails from instagram that new login has been from new device with location from russia. anot… (read more)

I want to know can someone hack Gmail accounts without logging in? I received mails from instagram that new login has been from new device with location from russia. another email few minutes after the first saying new login from iphone from bangladesh ,and third email that the password has been changed . The username which was mentioned is not created by me.someone used my email. also how does Instagram have my email address?As it might be I had a Instagram account which was created in 2019 and then deleted the app from my phone.I had only used it for few days. There is no direct complaint portal where such kind of incidents can be reported.all is automated which is dumb. I tried to complain but emails relies were to send a authenticated government ID which I should hold in my hands and send them a picture so they can authenticate and take action for the account. As I informed that the user ID is not the one which I have created why they should have my ID? but no response and same reply again. is there a dummy Instagram website?which we log in through the net instead of the app? is this a phising scam ? I changed the password and also put in new email address in the same account with the same username . I want to find out more and also alert those who might fall victim of such events. Please help if have more knowledge about it.

Asked by nileshalka 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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address bar downgrade

what is the logic behind the moronic popout address bar? why was the arrow button removed? was there perhaps a petition signed by millions asking for it? I don't remember… (read more)

what is the logic behind the moronic popout address bar? why was the arrow button removed? was there perhaps a petition signed by millions asking for it? I don't remember seeing one. why was the option to disable it removed with the latest release? do you think we all want to use Firefox but feel like we're using Chrome? copying your competitor in order to attract its users isn't exactly the best USP. it serves no purpose whatsoever, and everything about it hurts the eye - the sparsed out list when you click on it, the fading edges, the whole white-blue mobile-on-desktop aesthetic, it's just hideous.

why can't this nonsense be made optional? if there are hordes of bored developers who need to justify their existence by fiddling with stuff that nobody complains about then fine, let them go at it, but make it optional for those of us who don't want to live by corporate diktat, and whose opnions and feedback you so profess to care about.

I despair, I really do. I've been using FF pretty much since it began, and if this isn't fixed with the next relase, I'm happy to wave goodbye, not that anyone cares, but there you have it.

Asked by whatnot 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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If I had already changed a password after the date of a breach being mentioned, do I need to change it again?

I just read in Firefox Monitor that I showed up in 6 breaches. When I looked at the details, they were all reported before I changed my password. So - if I'd already chan… (read more)

I just read in Firefox Monitor that I showed up in 6 breaches.

When I looked at the details, they were all reported before I changed my password.

So - if I'd already changed my password after those breaches were discovered, do I need to change it again?

Thank you.

Asked by terpsichore99 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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FireFox Browser same computer different login accounts

My wife and I share one desktop iMac. We use different login accounts. I currently use Firefox. She can only use Safari. I would like her to be able use Firefox. Can… (read more)

My wife and I share one desktop iMac. We use different login accounts. I currently use Firefox. She can only use Safari. I would like her to be able use Firefox. Can she download it and use it separately for herself? If so is there anything special I need to do or just have her download and install it. Thank you.

Asked by Gary Marks 10 months ago

Last reply by Eve 10 months ago

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font not rendering in firefox, ok with other browsers

Hi there, My custom font (avenir) displays fine in all other browsers except Firefox. My site is: https://madebycircular.com.au/ Here is my code: @font-face { font-fa… (read more)

Hi there,

My custom font (avenir) displays fine in all other browsers except Firefox. My site is: https://madebycircular.com.au/

Here is my code:

@font-face {

 font-family: 'avenir-book';
 font-weight: normal;
 src: url('fonts/avenir-book/avenir-book.woff2') format('woff2'), /* Super Modern Browsers */
      url('fonts/avenir-book/avenir-book.woff') format('woff'), /* Pretty Modern Browsers */
      url('fonts/avenir-book/avenir-book.ttf')  format('truetype'), /* Safari, Android, iOS */

}

I can't figure out what is wrong.

Thanks Clare

Asked by claremc13 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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DNS over HTTPS results in Little Snitch prompting for permissions for unknown numeric IPs — how can a user make judgments about whether to connect?

I use Little Snitch as a firewall. It prompts for a yes/no on each connection that is about to be made. The only way I know of to make an informed decision in each case i… (read more)

I use Little Snitch as a firewall. It prompts for a yes/no on each connection that is about to be made. The only way I know of to make an informed decision in each case is to see the servers requesting a connection, of which there are many for each page request. When using DoH, these become numeric IP addresses, about which I know nothing, other than looking them up with Terminal nslookup, the first several of which turned out to be:

23.193.33.57 a23-193-33-57.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com. 172.217.7.4 lga25s56-in-f4.1e100.net. 4.7.217.172.in-addr.arpa namelga25s56-in-f4.1e100.net. 52.216.205.35 s3-1-w.amazonaws.com. 13.225.222.73 server-13-225-222-73.jfk51.r.cloudfront.net. 142.250.64.99 lga34s31-in-f3.1e100.net.

None of these was directly related to what I was trying to do, though cloudfront and akamai are frequent flyers. So I don't know if these were encrypted-DNS servers (though only cloudfront is supposed to be a default) or participant in the page I was attempting to reach.

This is clearly not a practical way to use a browser. It would appear that I will have to have DoH turned off in order to use the firewall. Is anyone else having this issue? Is there any other solution other than turning DoH off?

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Dick 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Update Destroyed My Top Sites

I haven't been able to find the answer to this. The latest update (72.0.2 64 bit for Mac) destroyed my Top Sites. I have 3 rows X 8 (24 icons). It updated, and they were… (read more)

I haven't been able to find the answer to this. The latest update (72.0.2 64 bit for Mac) destroyed my Top Sites. I have 3 rows X 8 (24 icons). It updated, and they were all changed, with about half missing, and filled in with other sites. I took the time to replace them as they were, but the next time I started FF they were gone again. I've disable any plugins that might have caused it (I haven't added any in a long time). How can I retrieve my original Top Sites the next time this happens? Also, why is this happening? Thanks. --john

Asked by johnegenes 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FF Dropping "y" in text on Mac (v70.0 64bit) running Yosemite

Running FF (v70.0 64bit) on a MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2011) running Yosemite. I've experienced the browser display dropping the character y as shown in th… (read more)

Running FF (v70.0 64bit) on a MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro 13-inch, Late 2011) running Yosemite. I've experienced the browser display dropping the character y as shown in the attached screen captures from https://www.realestatewebtrainer.com/bookrecommendations.htm

Same phenomena has also happened on other sites, as well as dropping the y from pull-down selections in Ninja Forms. Appreciate any feedback you can offer.

Asked by Pat McKenna 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue - won't connect to AMAZON?

I use a mac mini. Firefox updated sometime today. Now it won't connect to Amazon - Really? I sell on Amazon. I need to work. I cannot take 2 hours to fix Firefox an… (read more)

I use a mac mini.

Firefox updated sometime today. Now it won't connect to Amazon - Really? I sell on Amazon. I need to work. I cannot take 2 hours to fix Firefox and I am not very well versed in trouble shooting.

It doesn't connect when I type in the address bar It doesn't connect from my bookmarks It doesn't connect when I google Amazon and try that link It doesn't connect with or without www.

If I don't find an answer that I can use quickly and easily, I will be going to Safari. I'm used to Firefox. It has been my go to for 15 years. This is ridiculous.

Asked by combinola 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Can't restore previous tabs/session on MacPro after FFox 70.0b5 auto upgrade! Found about:profiles .Pls help ASAP thank you!

After an auto upgrade, the Firefox 70.0b5 was all grayed out, nothing worked when I started it. So I did a lot of research and re-started my computer. Now the Firefox wor… (read more)

After an auto upgrade, the Firefox 70.0b5 was all grayed out, nothing worked when I started it. So I did a lot of research and re-started my computer. Now the Firefox works, but my previous sessions/tabs still not restored. I went to all history etc but it did not have all my tabs. I went to about:profiles and the local directory seems to be empty but the root directory has files. In the root directory, I looked into sessionstore, previous.js etc folders but there was just a whole lot of letters. I am not a technical person and don't know much about computers. How do I restore the previous session tabs that were on my screen before the upgrade? It's quite urgent and I appreciate your assistance as soon as practicable. Thank you so much!

Asked by wediversitydr 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Mac 68.0.2 failing? (others don't)

I don't know what's going on with Firefox Mac 68, but now, when I visit my favorite Irish newspaper ( https//:www.independent.ie ), I can neither log in, nor sign in , no… (read more)

I don't know what's going on with Firefox Mac 68, but now, when I visit my favorite Irish newspaper ( https//:www.independent.ie ), I can neither log in, nor sign in , nor create a new account, nor view any videos??? *None* of these problems occur with the "other three" (Chrome, Safari or Opera). What in teh world is going on with FIrefox? (my favorite!)

Asked by williemyers123 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Exception setting to connect to a particular url is not working - no signed certification

Secure Connection Failed error message: An error occurred during a connection to ###.###.#.##. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown bec… (read more)

Secure Connection Failed

error message: An error occurred during a connection to ###.###.#.##. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

The url I am attempting to connect to is my Pandora for Business account. In the Pandora instructions, they state that when this error message appears, I should create an exception, which I have done. However, Firefox still blocks the connection and I have been unable to find a workaround to gain access and manage my playlist/account. Any ideas?

Asked by Susan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 68.0.1 MacOS saves email address form data, but it's all turned off in prefs

I always leave form autofill settings off. Yet in the last several Firefox versions, email addresses pop up as suggestions when I use login forms. I read the help article… (read more)

I always leave form autofill settings off. Yet in the last several Firefox versions, email addresses pop up as suggestions when I use login forms. I read the help articles. I triple-checked settings. Different login forms suggest various addresses (I have many), which is also odd.

I read that this might be caused by extension conflicts. Is there a list? I wanted to know if this is a known issue before I try to troubleshoot it.

Thank you.

PS: I'm pretty unhappy that My Firefox Account exposes my email address username in this forum. I changed it in Firefox Accounts, but here it still shows. Since this forum is world readable and I can't delete my message, I'm going to delete my account.

Please moderator delete this question for me.

Asked by starfish19 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Change image from hyperlink globe to something else

Hi. I am running a macbook Pro ( yosemite) and using firefox as my default browser. I have made a bookmark to my twitter account and placed it on the top pf the page (sor… (read more)

Hi. I am running a macbook Pro ( yosemite) and using firefox as my default browser. I have made a bookmark to my twitter account and placed it on the top pf the page (sorry can't remember the name of the bar along the top) I have pulled that shortcut down into my taskbar. Although it works the icon just shows a globe. Is there anyway of chnging that inmage..to for exapmle a twitter image. (bird) Thanks for any replies.

Asked by negativepitch42. 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Bookmark popup windows too small, unhandy

Hi! Regarding the popup-windows "New Bookmark" and "Edit This Bookmark": a. the popup windows are far too small!! Impossible to drag them large to have bigger overvie fin… (read more)

Hi! Regarding the popup-windows "New Bookmark" and "Edit This Bookmark": a. the popup windows are far too small!! Impossible to drag them large to have bigger overvie finding bookfolders. b. the popup windows do not have a search function at all. c. the mini-display of the website to be bookmarked inside these popup-windows is absolutely a non-necessary feature: it only takes space away which could be used for other more useful feature like a., b. Is there a way to change the popup-window somewhere in the deeper FF settings??? thanks & best

Asked by schlauer fuchs 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago