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2FA login on web sites does not work with Firefox (Linux)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux) Present setup: Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox … (read more)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux)

Present setup:

Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox 110.0 on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS 5.15.0-58 (x86-64)

Works chromium 109.0.5414.119 on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64)

I am able to register and authenticate with security devices Yubikey NEO (without FIDO2) and Yubikey 5 NFC (FIDO2 compliant) on several sites (eg. pypi, google..) using Chrome or Chromium but now not with Firefox at all. It has not worked for at least the last few updates. Changing settings in about:config or plugging/unplugging keys, stopping every Firefox plugin etc. don't help. Neither does a fresh Firefox install without any super-security-settings.

Testing sites like Yubico's own or Okta's works fine using Chromium but not Firefox.

From what I can see this is not especially related to FIDO2 (Webauthn). pypi seems to use U2F which should work just fine with Firefox since way back.

I haven't tested Firefox for Windows but Chrome browser for Windows 10 works fine (which I tested first when Firefox didn't cut the mustard), I therefore expect it to work also on Chrome browser for Linux. Just to check if this was related to a debian bullseye package, I tested it on Ubuntu MATE too, which didn't do the trick. Haven't done any more testing than that on MATE.

This seems like a strictly firefox problem. -What to do?

Yours, Kaare

Asked by kaare 1 year ago

Answered by kaare 1 year ago

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trying to access Facebook error

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox t… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com. SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED What in the world? does Facebook not keep up with its own security? or is this a Firefox thing?

Asked by judgeraye 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Change prefered google login

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly … (read more)

I have multiple google accounts, one is for work which requires VPN login and an extra password. When I type calendar or Gmail into the address bar, it takes me directly to this account. Switching to my personal account requires me to log in to a VPN, do DFA, then switch accounts. How can I ask Firefox to log in to my personal account first instead?

Thanks!

Asked by marcell.zimanyi 1 year ago

Answered by JBou 1 year ago

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can not access web interface with router

Up until the last update of Firefox I was able to access my router, 192.168.1.1, enter password and check it. Now I get an error message "connection not secure" "Your co… (read more)

Up until the last update of Firefox I was able to access my router, 192.168.1.1, enter password and check it.

Now I get an error message "connection not secure" "Your connection to this site is not private. Information you submit could be viewed by others (like passwords, messages, credit cards, etc.)

None of this is part of looking at my router, Asus GT-AX11000.

Asked by focuspuller 1 year ago

Answered by focuspuller 1 year ago

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Stay logged in?

Ever since updating to the current version of Firefox (112.0 64-bit, according to the settings), every time I close the browser, I'm logged out of every single service I'… (read more)

Ever since updating to the current version of Firefox (112.0 64-bit, according to the settings), every time I close the browser, I'm logged out of every single service I'd been logged into. This was not an issue with previous versions of the browser, and old forum posts on the subject don't seem to contain correct, up-to-date information. Is there some setting I'm missing, that I need to update?

Asked by baphijmm 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How to disable Enhanced Tracking Protection on all sites and for every FF session. Choosing Custom, and deselecting all check boxes doesn't work.

I have tried the suggestions as described in the following article: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1273784 However, am still having the issue. It's as if the s… (read more)

I have tried the suggestions as described in the following article: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1273784 However, am still having the issue. It's as if the settings are totally ignored. I am using version 108.0a1 of Firefox developer edition. Ideally what am trying to achieve is away to disable all features of ETP. I figured setting it to custom with all values unchecked would have done the trick but it's not working. What works is if I add the site to the list of Exceptions for Enhanced Tracking Protection, then I will see all Ads loaded just fine on the page. However, this is not viable for me as I have a large list of sites that I visit, and I need to see the ads on them.

Does anyone know of a way to get around this feature in FF?

Is there another setting am missing from the previous article?

Asked by Bjorn Williams 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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How to recover passwords from logins.json-1.corrupt?

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder. Renaming it … (read more)

I opened Firefox as usually, but passwords are missing, only logins are available. There is also a file called logins.json-1.corrupt in the profile folder.

Renaming it back to logins.json with restarting the computer does not work.

There are no previous versions of these two files available in the system.

Please let me know how I can recover passwords, may be with a special software.

Thank you!

Asked by DVS75 1 year ago

Answered by DVS75 1 year ago

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Browser managed by my organization

Greetings Firefox Support/CommunityL While reconnecting one of my computers to my Firefox account I saw at the top of the Settings Page: "Your settings are being managed… (read more)

Greetings Firefox Support/CommunityL

While reconnecting one of my computers to my Firefox account I saw at the top of the Settings Page: "Your settings are being managed by your organization". Problem is that I don't belong to any organizations or enterprises having anything to do with my online life. I have been hacked in the past and am paranoid when I see something that doesn't make sense. When I click on the link (trusting that it is indeed from you), it takes me to your Enterprise Policy page showing the following:


Active Policy Name Policy Value

DNSOverHTTPS Enabled false Locked true

I always use secure DNS (DOH or DOT) on everything - network adapters, routers (except the ISP one whose default I can't figure out to circumvent) etc. but on the browser setting pages I am only given the option of having it off: the default, increased, and max protection options are greyed out and cannot be chosen. I guess that explains the policy values but who locked it? My only guess is that is use a Surfshark VPN and realize that in so doing I am using Surfshark's DNS servers but I believe I had this problem before using the VPN. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanx.

Pat Ford - dpfmd@msn.com

Asked by D. Patrick Ford, MD 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox flags MP4 file as malware

Hi, Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately? The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4. There seem to be no mp4 related zero days… (read more)

Hi,

Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately?

  • The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4.
  • There seem to be no mp4 related zero days.

Does Firefox perhaps just treat all downloads from suspicious domains as malware? Is there a zero day I missed? Is this based on some missing metadata on the file or something?

Thanks for any advice you can give here, I'm scared.

Asked by jordanfilipovski 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Password generator does not appear on some sites firefox

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Genera… (read more)

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Generator) meaning more secure issues.

My guess is that you guys probably hardcoded something like {if "type: password" then prompt}, but it's still partly fault at developers too for bringing these huge chunks of javascript.

In screenshot there's element examaple in which i input password but no prompt whatsoever.

Asked by astyd637 1 year ago

Answered by astyd637 1 year ago

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Local domain brings up search results

When entering a local domain in the URL bar Firefox sends the request to a search engine instead of the DNS server. How can I stop this behaviour and switch back to how i… (read more)

When entering a local domain in the URL bar Firefox sends the request to a search engine instead of the DNS server. How can I stop this behaviour and switch back to how it was before?

Asked by menext 1 year ago

Answered by menext 1 year ago

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Today, after updating the browser. I can't sign in to Ancestry.com

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below. Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was bl… (read more)

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below.

Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was blocked by security rules. Your IP: 73.94.12.65 Incident ID: 6eae587fcef92d46

I have no idea what security rules, but I am working on a genealogy project and have never had a problem signing into Ancestry in multiple tabs before today. How do I fix this? Besides getting rid of Firefox, I mean. I have the same security extensions on this browser as I use on Vivaldi, Brave and Chrome - I avoid Chrome, but use Vivaldi and Brave regularly, along with Firefox.

Asked by Gene 2 years ago

Answered by Gene 2 years ago

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Is Google Safe Browsing Service Potentially Bad For Privacy?

Hi, Some privacy experts recommend disabling the configs starting with browser.safebrowsing.provider.google... for increased privacy. For this reason, I would like to … (read more)

Hi,

Some privacy experts recommend disabling the configs starting with browser.safebrowsing.provider.google... for increased privacy.

For this reason, I would like to know what type of data is sent to Google.

Does Firefox send my IP to Google?

Asked by IT Mania 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox suggesting usernames - saved logins off

Firefox is suggesting usernames on multiple websites that I access regularly. However, I have the saved logins feature turned off in Firefox. When I access Settings >… (read more)

Firefox is suggesting usernames on multiple websites that I access regularly. However, I have the saved logins feature turned off in Firefox.

When I access Settings > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords - it shows all of these options turned off.

When I access Settings > Privacy & Security > Logins and Passwords > Saved Logins... - it indicates No Logins Found / No Synced Logins found.

I do have Firefox Sync turned on to sync between devices, but since it indicates "No Synced Logins" it doesn't appear this is coming from another device. I have checked multiple devices and found they all show "No Synced Logins"

Only happening in Firefox. I am not getting these suggested logins in Edge or Chrome.

Happening across all my Windows 10 and 11 devices that have Firefox sync enabled. 2 x Windows 11 Pro 22H2 (build 22621.819) 1 x Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2364)

Firefox 108.0 on all Windows devices, but it started before updating to 108.

I have not yet tried resetting Firefox - hoping to use that as a last resort.

Any suggestions on where else to look or what I should try?

Asked by bumgarb 1 year ago

Answered by bumgarb 1 year ago

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Icloud stopped working on Firefox

suddenly I ca no longer log into iCloud. I get a security issue. I refreshed / uninstalled and reinstalled. no help. any assistance would be appreciated. see images. … (read more)

suddenly I ca no longer log into iCloud. I get a security issue. I refreshed / uninstalled and reinstalled. no help. any assistance would be appreciated. see images.

Asked by valkerie33 1 year ago

Answered by valkerie33 1 year ago

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How to block extension using policies.json

Hi, I planned to block my users from installing extensions/add-ons. I found an article that might be the answer (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1308646). I… (read more)

Hi, I planned to block my users from installing extensions/add-ons. I found an article that might be the answer (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1308646). I tried to create a simple policy (below), but somehow it does not work (I can still install any add-on/extension). What is wrong with my script? I'm using Firefox ESR 78.11.0 (64-bit) by the way.

My "policies.json" looks like this:

{

"policies": {
  "ExtensionSettings": {
    "*": {
      "blocked_install_message": "Blocked!",
      "install_sources": ["https://addons.mozilla.org/"],
      "installation_mode": "blocked"
    }
  }
}

Sincerely, Jonathan

Asked by Jonathan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Impossible to use an unusual port number in local URL

Hi all :) From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local… (read more)

Hi all :)

From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local") with the port 6180 bound to a remote web service port (61 is the distant machine IP and 80 is the forwarded port).

When I want to open this URL : http://bionic.local:6180/ FF displays "We can't find this site ... Unable to connect to server at bionic.local ... check your network connection and firewall"

BUT ping bionic.local works perfectly and resolve the good IP address from the Chromium navigator the same URL works without a problem, I can open the distant web site.

This workaround works : add a static resolution in the /etc/hosts file : 192.168.0.71 bionic bionic.local => so FF works in the expected way for now ! But as I said this a workaround and a bad solution.

I supposed too the port was blocked because I accessed an unusual port. So I tried this without success.

How the hell make that FF v97 allows me to use an unusual port ? Or is it bound to the domain "local" which is no more accepted by FF ?

Thank you in advance for your help. With adelphity, lnj

How to do

Asked by estebann 2 years ago

Answered by estebann 2 years ago