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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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How to stop "Always Connet with HTTPS"

Hello, I have a small issue. A while back I tweaked the settings and prefs of about:config, and in that, I forced Firefox to always automatically access every site with H… (read more)

Hello, I have a small issue. A while back I tweaked the settings and prefs of about:config, and in that, I forced Firefox to always automatically access every site with HTTPS instead of HTTP. I did this as an added security feature for a friend, but that was a while ago. Now, I have noticed that she can't acess her e-mail, or a lot of other sites.I already reset firefox, but all that did was reset the exceptions, now its asking for an exception everytime. But thats not the problem even IF I add the exception, the entire Yahoo site messes up. ALL graphics and everything are disabled. All you see is raw Text data and hyperlinks that are all broken. It works fine if I access another browser and it connects normally. But no matter what, it keeps trying to connect HTTPS. I don't really remember what settings I changed, and I would like to revert it back. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bc22889 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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What's 'Eazel' and how do i get rid of it? It keeps opening everytime i open a tab!

I have downloaded some software wich i didn't notice was malicious. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't detect anything. Although, everytime i open a new ta… (read more)

I have downloaded some software wich i didn't notice was malicious. I ran Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't detect anything. Although, everytime i open a new tab on Firefox it opens a 'eazel search' thing. I'm affraid my computer might still have some kind of malicious software. How do i get rid of it!

Asked by pissedOFFmudafuka 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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when i browse a genuine web page, it redirects to unwanted sites should i disable java

When i browse, randomly, (in the avast web page checker shows it as good with green mark) the browser it self redirects to unwanted adult site, and when i close click the… (read more)

When i browse, randomly, (in the avast web page checker shows it as good with green mark) the browser it self redirects to unwanted adult site, and when i close click the next time, i get the original page. When i browse through the firefox history, it gives index index and then redirects to the page. It is sheer unwanted browser. http://a1r25k1nuc5mj5m1wdv7prp.bioderma.name.tr/index.php?j=YndpcWF2PXZ3YmZnanJqJnRpbWU9MTMxMjEyMDYwOC03MjM3NTQzODMmc3JjPTMzNiZzdXJsPWhlbHAubG9ja2VyZ25vbWUuY29tJnNwb3J0PTgwJmtleT05N0NGNjc0QiZzdXJpPS9vZmZpY2UvbWFrZS10ZXh0LXNjcm9sbC1hdXRvbWF0aWNhbGx5LXdvcmQtcG93ZXJwb2ludC0tZnRvcGljdDEwMDc4NjMuaHRtbA== similary some index file entries then the unwanted site. i have immediately disabled java RE. Is this enough? or is there permanent solution.

Asked by jraju 6 years ago

Last reply by Euro888 6 years ago

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I set up a sync account then uninstalled Firefox. How to I resync the new install?

Firefox was running slow. I set up a sync account, uninstalled Firefox. Reinstalled it but cannot get the sync in order to recover bookmarks and passwords. is there a way… (read more)

Firefox was running slow. I set up a sync account, uninstalled Firefox. Reinstalled it but cannot get the sync in order to recover bookmarks and passwords. is there a way to sign in to the sync account and resync the device? Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Bassamme 6 years ago

Last reply by pollti 6 years ago

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"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page"

I read the solution to this from various posts but there's a problem with that solution. Tools>Options>Advanced>"Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload … (read more)

I read the solution to this from various posts but there's a problem with that solution.

Tools>Options>Advanced>"Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page"

Un-checking the redirect block is a Global setting. I want to know how to allow redirect/reload pages for sites I use every day as friendly sites. I do not want to turned off for the entire world wide web. Otherwise, why even have this security setting at all? I've already added my usual sites to my Privacy exception list hoping that will work but that list is ignored by the redirect security warning. The "Allow" popup is a real pain so the entire feature has to be disabled. Like I said, what's the point of having this feature.

Firefox - Please provide an exception list for Redirect warnings.

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Asked by Guaps 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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0 I am trying to get to a site that I have visited before but firefox says not secure; however, McAffee says it is. Is it or isn't it?

Website I am trying to get to is memberonefcu.com THIS CONNECTION IS UNTRUSTED is msg I get. I choose to GET ME OUT OF THIS and then new screen pops that says DOWNLOAD A… (read more)

Website I am trying to get to is memberonefcu.com THIS CONNECTION IS UNTRUSTED is msg I get. I choose to GET ME OUT OF THIS and then new screen pops that says DOWNLOAD ANDROID SOFTWARE i don't use a phone or tablet; only an ipad. However, I am using my regular computer and not a desktop one. I also have McAfee on my computer and McAfee says that this site is ok. What do I do?

Asked by mwood2645 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Automatisch doorzenden

Wat is de bedoeling van de melding in bijlage? Wat is het risico? Hoe raak ik die melding definitief kwijt? From: [/questions/985488] De bijlage kon ik nergens toevo… (read more)

Wat is de bedoeling van de melding in bijlage? Wat is het risico? Hoe raak ik die melding definitief kwijt?


From: [/questions/985488]

De bijlage kon ik nergens toevoegen. Het is een melding die luidt: "Firefox heeft voorkomen dat deze pagina automatisch werd doorgestuurd naar een andere pagina".
Wat betekent deze melding? Wat is het risico als ik klik op [Toestaan]? Hoe raak ik deze melding definitief kwijt?

Asked by Anduril 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Why is Firefox is blocking safe web sites including mozilla?

I keep getting security warnings on several web sites, even mozilla, and I can't override it,and I can't get it to accept the security certificate. Both of my laptops are… (read more)

I keep getting security warnings on several web sites, even mozilla, and I can't override it,and I can't get it to accept the security certificate. Both of my laptops are fine, it is only on my desktop PC.

Asked by craigbutcher 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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How do I remove secure connection from firefox coz it very annoying

When I reinstalled firefox, each time I open a website it bring this annoying security question. This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely t… (read more)

When I reinstalled firefox, each time I open a website it bring this annoying security question.

This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to support.mozilla.org, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. What Should I Do? If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

Please help HOW TO REMOVE THIS SECURE CONNECTION

Asked by emma22 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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How do I defeat or whitelist the "Firefox has blocked this site from loading another web page" function?

Often when I click a link within a web page, a message bar appears at the top of the page saying "Firefox has blocked this site from loading another page" or something si… (read more)

Often when I click a link within a web page, a message bar appears at the top of the page saying "Firefox has blocked this site from loading another page" or something similar. This happens frequently on banking or credit card sites. This is particularly annoying because it seems to disturb the operation of the link when I have to click the "Allow" box on the message bar. I would prefer to create a whitelist for this feature so it would not interrupt my banking operations. Failing that, I would like to know how to toggle the feature on and off. Failing that, I would like to know how to defeat the function.

Asked by TheWolf2M 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox recently began blocking my companies instance of SAP to launch another page. How can I bypass (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to xxxx.xx.xxx, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when you try to con… (read more)

This Connection is Untrusted

You have asked Firefox to connect securely to xxxx.xx.xxx, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified. What Should I Do?

If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

xxxx.xx.xxx uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided. (Error code: sec_error_unknown_issuer)

Asked by ntbinkle 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Hello, I renewed my online banking cerificate and I want to replace the old one.

When I'm trying to import the new one it sais that this certificate has already been installed. Should I delete and distrust the old one? Will it let me to add the new ce… (read more)

When I'm trying to import the new one it sais that this certificate has already been installed. Should I delete and distrust the old one? Will it let me to add the new certificate after that?

Asked by Bsiderova 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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why are you blocking me from using my polar app that was working before

I was able to use my Polar WebSync before upgrading my OSX and now it is saying that FireFox is blocking me from using this because YOU don't recognize Polar. Well, I do… (read more)

I was able to use my Polar WebSync before upgrading my OSX and now it is saying that FireFox is blocking me from using this because YOU don't recognize Polar. Well, I do and how do I change this setting so I can use what I paid money for???????

Not Happy!!!!

And to top it off they don't have a direct email for help, I have to post this to the world not the people who came up with this POS

Asked by katidid700 6 years ago

Last reply by philipp 6 years ago

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Why aren't my saved passwords auto logging-in anymore?

past week or so, every site I visit which normally logs me in automatically thru Firefox no longer logs me in. they request a log-in each visit even if I log-in and have … (read more)

past week or so, every site I visit which normally logs me in automatically thru Firefox no longer logs me in. they request a log-in each visit even if I log-in and have "remember me" box clicked I, same thing happens next time.

Windows vista, pretty sure it's the newest version of FF

Asked by Dennismenis321 6 years ago

Last reply by user1068417 6 years ago

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Passwords get saved without asking for option if I do want to save the password for this site or not. So passwords for sites that I dont want saved are saved.

I am using Firefox version 28. I have ticked the option to save passwords and am using a Master password to save and protect all passwords. Of late, I have noticed that … (read more)

I am using Firefox version 28. I have ticked the option to save passwords and am using a Master password to save and protect all passwords. Of late, I have noticed that whenever a site is opened and a password is input, Firefox just saves it, without giving me the popup option of ** IF I WANT TO SAVE THE PASSWORD FOR THIS SITE OR NOT**. This is proving to be a big problem because there are sites where I do not want the passwords to be saved but since I do not get the popup option, the password get saved. I would appreciate your help in this regard.

Asked by kashni 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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yahoo is not displaying correctly and saying it is untrusted. I unistalled firefox and reinstalled. Still having the same problem. yahoo works fine on chrome.

When loading yahoo.com , it says it is not a trusted site. I can load the news page but home page displays incorrectly and cannot log into my mail. Yahoo is working fine … (read more)

When loading yahoo.com , it says it is not a trusted site. I can load the news page but home page displays incorrectly and cannot log into my mail. Yahoo is working fine on chrome. Happens ever since I downloaded the latest update to firefox and I cannot download a previous version.

Asked by pcurcuru 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Privacy without addons

Hi, This regards 'Private Browsing Mode'. Its really frustrating to have the Add-ons functional even in this mode. Isn't Private meant to have "Privacy" ? Then why do the… (read more)

Hi,

This regards 'Private Browsing Mode'. Its really frustrating to have the Add-ons functional even in this mode. Isn't Private meant to have "Privacy" ? Then why do the installed add-ons still appear functional even in this mode, shouldn't they be disabled?

Regards, Kaly

Asked by dkalyan 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago