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Security of saved passwords

Hi everyone, I would like to know the way of saving passwords. Are they saved as plaintext ? Or ciphered and locally saved ? Is the Firefox solution as safe as Dashlane o… (read more)

Hi everyone, I would like to know the way of saving passwords. Are they saved as plaintext ? Or ciphered and locally saved ? Is the Firefox solution as safe as Dashlane or other crypto-secure ways to save passwords ? Is there a technical documentation from Firefox about this topic ? Thanks in advance for your answers ;)

Asked by Amb02 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox lost all my logins

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it… (read more)

Firefox lost all my logins/passwords. This happened last year and now it happens again. I've tried to find the old logins.json file and of course it does not work with it. It is empty. I'm using linux and there is no problem with any antivirus, it is simply a Firefox 'classical' error!

WHY is this happening? What is in the mind of the programmer responsible for this error? I can't understand why is he unable to keep a single file intact?

Why Mozilla is blaming the user for not having a backup. Firefox is messing this file, not the user! Why don't you fix Firefox and stop blaming the user? Why don't you simply FIX THE PROBLEM? You are "working on it" for years. Is it rocket science to JUST LET THE FILE ALONE?

Asked by ogv41564 1 year ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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Logins and Passwords

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passw… (read more)

My logins and passwords keep getting removed. I have to go and place a copy of the key4, logins, and logins.json back into the folder. Every few days the logins and passwords shows no synced logins found.

Asked by jimmabry 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Amazon allowed to change my password in Firefox?

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at … (read more)

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at my 'password box' and can see that the number of characters (the black dots) are of a far greater number than the number of characters in my current password by more than 200. When I go to 'Security' in Firefox to view my password, it has indeed changed to a random selection of 200 plus characters. When I erase these characters and retype my original password, Amazon will accept the change and I can log in.

My question: Although I don't expect anyone to know why Amazon is doing this, I'm baffled as to how Firefox can be manipulated by Amazon so as to change my password.

Has anyone experienced this and is there any advice? I'm hopeful that an actual Amazon tech will have a response to this as well as the community.

Thank you,

Placerville

Asked by Placerville 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Clearing cache also clears all logins!

Hi All, Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Ca… (read more)

Hi All,

Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Cached Web Content" checked and it still deletes all info. Also whenever I go back in that page, both are (again) checked.

What am I doing wrong?

Is there a way in "about:config" to default this area to "Cached Web Content" only?

Russ

Asked by RASelkirk 1 year ago

Last reply by RASelkirk 1 year ago

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Password check box

In order for Firefox to remember my passwords, I have to go into the passwords options and check the box that states "ask to save my passwords".. it seems to "uncheck" ev… (read more)

In order for Firefox to remember my passwords, I have to go into the passwords options and check the box that states "ask to save my passwords".. it seems to "uncheck" every 24 hours or so. Why doesn't the check box stay "checked"?

Asked by enforcer1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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little confused

Ok so, lets see if this makes any sense. I had a stored password in firerfox obviously. I deleted that password from pass manager but the damn thing is persistent. Ive ma… (read more)

Ok so, lets see if this makes any sense. I had a stored password in firerfox obviously. I deleted that password from pass manager but the damn thing is persistent. Ive manually looked at my password storage and verified that the password in question is not there, but yet if I go to sign in ,,boom the password pops up again. WTh guys?? little help?

Asked by squirell 1 year ago

Last reply by squirell 1 year ago