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CIS Firefox Benchmark Update Assistance

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a… (read more)

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a Firefox Benchmark with recommendation on how to more securely configure Firefox. We would like to get some "Firefox People" involved in helping us update this Benchmark. Some power users and/or some Mozilla folks would be wonderful.

All contributors are listed in the resulting document and the resulting pdfs are freely available on our public website ([CIS Website] https://www.cisecurity.org/cis-benchmarks).

If you are interested please reply and let me know how to contact you.

Phil

Asked by Phil White 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Problems with the automatic pre-assignment of input fields

Revision: 115.9.1esr (64-Bit) for openSUSE Leap (15.5) Some months ago, I unfortunately typed a password in the username field of a local page (access to my Internet box… (read more)

Revision: 115.9.1esr (64-Bit) for openSUSE Leap (15.5)

Some months ago, I unfortunately typed a password in the username field of a local page (access to my Internet box, oh Noes).

Since then, it appears each time I remove the access data in the Firefox settings. When entering data again for a login without password enquiry, the password becomes invisible again, and vice-versa.

It is impossible to show the phenomenon using a screenshot, as the password immediately disappears.

Asked by pebredai 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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YouTube in the hosts file is ignored since version 125.0b1 Developer edition

It doesn't matter if I add www.youtube.com site to hosts file in Linux and delete cache, Firefox just doesn't block it, bypassing my meassures to prevent me to get hooked… (read more)

It doesn't matter if I add www.youtube.com site to hosts file in Linux and delete cache, Firefox just doesn't block it, bypassing my meassures to prevent me to get hooked up here. It was blocking everything as expected some weeks ago. I also tried redirecting to different IP's and it didn't work.

After some checks, I noticed:

  • It happens only with www.youtube.com, it doesn't happen with youtube.com (without www)
  • Other common pages like other Google pages, Facebook, TikTok or Instagram, get succesfuly blocked by hosts file as expected
  • I have tested creating new profiles with about:profiles, but the issue continues
  • The issue started after Firefox Developer Edition version 125.0b1 as you may notice in the images attached.
  • I also tested with the latest nigthly version and the issue continues.
  • DNS over HTTP (DOH) doesn't seems to be the problem since it seems that my network doesn't met the requirements to enable it, and if I manually make sure it's disabled, the issue still continues.
  • Chromium browser blocks www.youtube.com as expected, so that indicates my PC might be correctly configured

Asked by juandhdez94 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Files downloaded in Firefox Private Browsing are deleted automatically after closing the browser

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted… (read more)

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted automatically. What should I do to rectify this issue.

Asked by kashishjaggi16 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Popups for Smithsonian magazine

Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web… (read more)

Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web pages.

Asked by davidbullock.law 7 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 7 months ago

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Lost Saved Passwords in Firefox; Restored by with Safe Mode; Not Restored in Normal Mode with Adds-on Disabled

I've been using Firefox and it's saved numerous passwords. However, these disappeared suddenly. Through testing, I discovered they reappear when I restart Firefox in Safe… (read more)

I've been using Firefox and it's saved numerous passwords. However, these disappeared suddenly. Through testing, I discovered they reappear when I restart Firefox in Safe Mode (achieved via about:profiles => restart with adds-on disabled). Yet, re-enabling add-ons (restart in normal mode) causes the passwords to vanish again. Interestingly, disabling the add-ons in normal mode doesn't restore password access.

Looking for solutions or insights.

Asked by elijahgalahad 4 months ago

Answered by elijahgalahad 4 months ago

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Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue (SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER)

Hi I have a problem with the configuration of my Firefox. (I hope it is not something more serious like a malware or a security break) Firefox version 124.0 (64bit) Os: … (read more)

Hi I have a problem with the configuration of my Firefox. (I hope it is not something more serious like a malware or a security break)

Firefox version 124.0 (64bit) Os: Windows 10 Pro (64bit) 10.0.19045 Build 19045

Step to reproduce

  1. 1. I go to: https://wwws.tesoro.es/index.aspx (website of the Spanish gov)
  2. 2. I click on the link: Cl@ve in the center of the page (that should bring me to https://pasarela.clave.gob.es/Proxy2/ServiceProvider)
  3. 3. I receive an error page "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" (see the attached screenshot)

Things I tried

  • I followed the same steps on Chrome on the same machine

The website works

  • I followed the same steps on the same Firefox in Incognito mode on the same machine

The website DOESN'T work

  • I followed the same steps on a completely new Firefox profile on the same machine

The website DOESN'T work

  • I followed the same steps on Firefox on a different machine (same Firefox version, windows 11)

The website works

Asked by wheaterbelfanti.ulf.b1.40.2 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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How can I stop a piece of history from being shown in "Firefox Suggestions", which was made on an unapproachable device?

I just want to stop a piece of my own history from being shown on "Firefox Suggestion", which was made with a firefox browser on my previous device and is relatively priv… (read more)

I just want to stop a piece of my own history from being shown on "Firefox Suggestion", which was made with a firefox browser on my previous device and is relatively private.(I know I can do this by modifying "Search Suggestions->Show search suggestions ahead of browsing history in address bar results", but I would like to preserve the function itself). That device is permanently unapproachable, and so is that browser. I tried "Clear recent history -> Everything", but it didn't work as expected and that is still shown. I think clear all my history(not only those made on this currently used device) may help, how can I do it?

Asked by cheng.cheng56 4 months ago

Answered by cheng.cheng56 4 months ago

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Primary password implementation order

I'm using Firefox password manager, which syncs passwords on 4 PCs and 1 Android phone that I use. Getting ready to set up Primary Passwords. Once it is set on one PC, wh… (read more)

I'm using Firefox password manager, which syncs passwords on 4 PCs and 1 Android phone that I use. Getting ready to set up Primary Passwords. Once it is set on one PC, what happens when I go to use one of the other ones, where PP is not set yet? Don't need lock outs or other hassles that I see many users struggle with. Thanks!

Asked by yennif54 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Recent "refresh firefox. Now auto login does not work

Firefox 123.0.1 W10 Pro. Recent refresh of Firefox, suggested by Mozilla, due to some HTTP conflict. Refresh created a new profile and backed up/saved old profile. No… (read more)

Firefox 123.0.1 W10 Pro.

Recent refresh of Firefox, suggested by Mozilla, due to some HTTP conflict.

Refresh created a new profile and backed up/saved old profile. Now can not get auto login or auto fill to work. Will not stay logged in when leaving a page.

Can I remove the new profile and use the old one?

Asked by alphonsobellinni 4 months ago

Answered by Infinity__ 4 months ago

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"No proxy for" setting does not seem to consistently work

I use a privoxy hosted on my home server to route Firefox traffic through a VPN. It usually works fine, but I am trying to set a few services to bypass the proxy using th… (read more)

I use a privoxy hosted on my home server to route Firefox traffic through a VPN. It usually works fine, but I am trying to set a few services to bypass the proxy using the "No proxy for" box in the Firefox connection settings - specifically streaming sites like netflix, hulu, and plex. Despite putting these domains in the "no proxy for" box, the proxy still seems to be applied - ie. Netflix fails to stream as it would if I were connecting through the VPN.

To test, I also tried adding "whatismyipaddress.com" to the "no proxy for" box, and this did successfully bypass the vpn (showing my real IP), so it is working to some degree. I can also confirm that that site shows my vpn IP when it is not on the whitelist.

I assume that these streaming services are connecting to a different domain when streaming video, which is not on the whitelist to bypass the proxy because I have not added them. Does anyone know if this is the case, and if so, how I could fix the issue?

Thanks.

Asked by isthissoup 4 months ago

Answered by isthissoup 4 months ago

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Unwanted "Manage Password" suggestions in Special:UserRights on MediaWiki sites

Hi everyone, I'm encountering an issue specifically on MediaWiki sites, like this one, where the "Special:UserRights" page behaves strangely. Whenever I try to type in t… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I'm encountering an issue specifically on MediaWiki sites, like this one, where the "Special:UserRights" page behaves strangely. Whenever I try to type in the input area, the browser suggests "Manage Password" even though it's not a relevant action on this page.

I'm using Firefox 123.00 and this happens on both my Linux (Ubuntu 22.04) and Windows 11 OS. I don't have any password manager extensions installed.

While this might seem like a minor inconvenience, it's quite disruptive to the workflow when managing user rights on MediaWiki sites.

Has anyone else experienced this issue? Is there a known solution or workaround to prevent the "Manage Password" suggestion from appearing on the "Special:UserRights" page?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Asked by Abrarul Hasan 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Deceptive Site warning

When I try to go to my webmail I sometimes am presented with a Deceptive Site Ahead warning. I am quite happy that although the SSL might not be current that the website… (read more)

When I try to go to my webmail I sometimes am presented with a Deceptive Site Ahead warning.

I am quite happy that although the SSL might not be current that the website is safe for me to go there. How do I stop this annoying feature from activating?

Asked by Paul Barrow 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Disconnection from my mozilla account everytime I load utube

Today I went to utube and couldn't watch anything. I noticed a new item in the bar at top of screen, it stated account has disconnected. I changed my password and went ba… (read more)

Today I went to utube and couldn't watch anything. I noticed a new item in the bar at top of screen, it stated account has disconnected. I changed my password and went back to utube and locked out again. I am running a full system scan just in case.

Image of account button.

Asked by ardy01 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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No option for autofilling credit cards in Privacy & Security settings.

I've been trying to add my credit card to my account on Firefox but I cant seem to find a setting for autofilling in settings. I've looked at the forum but cant find the … (read more)

I've been trying to add my credit card to my account on Firefox but I cant seem to find a setting for autofilling in settings. I've looked at the forum but cant find the "Autofill credit cards" checkbox.

Am I missing something here? I have attached screenshots of what I see in my settings section.

Asked by Brion 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox very buggy!!!

My Firefox has gotten so buggy lately I can't use it. I'm writing from Edge. THere are numerous issues. The sign in process got messed up a couple months ago. IT asks… (read more)

My Firefox has gotten so buggy lately I can't use it. I'm writing from Edge. THere are numerous issues. The sign in process got messed up a couple months ago. IT asks for email address, then doesn't provide password screen option, takes forever to send email, and then sometimes repeats itself. Tabs crash and clicks fail to work randomly. Out of desperation I reset my Firefox password and that seemed to help temporarily, but not enough. So what's happened and how to fix??? Thanks.

Asked by dbissett 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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I can't turn off SafeSearch, set on Strict by default

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue? … (read more)

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue?

Asked by lu 4 months ago

Answered by lu 4 months ago

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Sudden lack of access to university gmail account

Hi folks, So my university uses gmail and accesses with Duo Mobile. I usually use Firefox on a Win11 PC, no problem. This morning for some reason firefox will not let m… (read more)

Hi folks, So my university uses gmail and accesses with Duo Mobile. I usually use Firefox on a Win11 PC, no problem. This morning for some reason firefox will not let me even begin the login process. Chrome works fine. I have disabled four extensions (DuckDuckGoprivacy, Unpaywall, YoutubeNonstop, Boomerang) and restarted, no change.

Screenshot shows errormessage on Firefox, with functional Chrome screen in background.

This has to be a firefox issue? help please!

Asked by SLG 4 months ago

Answered by SLG 4 months ago