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Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 24 minutes ago

"Your browser is being managed by your organization"

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage… (read more)

At the top of the about:preferences page, in a gray box, it says, "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Why? This is my home computer! How can I manage my own browser?

Asked by Heckle Spackle & Hyde 5 months ago

Last reply by bigbighouse 1 hour ago

Logins & Passwords

When I create a login for this website: https://empirelegal.reporterbase.com/contact the system removes the "/contact" part, therefore, it does not go to the correct logi… (read more)

When I create a login for this website: https://empirelegal.reporterbase.com/contact

the system removes the "/contact" part, therefore, it does not go to the correct login page. Why does the system remove part of my website?

Asked by DCM Ventures, LLC 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Hi all, I get this notice everytime I try to access ANY website, from Google to Amazon to CNN. I read this article, but does not help, as I can't press any tab, even the… (read more)

Hi all, I get this notice everytime I try to access ANY website, from Google to Amazon to CNN. I read this article, but does not help, as I can't press any tab, even the so called link, as in the pic attached. Please help, what can I do? Thanks stefano.segre1@gmail.com

Asked by stefano.segre1 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Firefox Browser Flaw

I am unable to connect to the Nord VPN website or the Express VPN website because of a security issue with the Firefox Browser and I am unable to bypass the security and … (read more)

I am unable to connect to the Nord VPN website or the Express VPN website because of a security issue with the Firefox Browser and I am unable to bypass the security and go to the site anyway. Here is what the message said: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.nordvpn.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.nordvpn.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

How can I connect to these websites?

Asked by Techless 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 13 hours ago

Is it possible to disable protected pages for extensions so I can see Mozilla pages in dark mode?

Hello, I use dark mode extensions extensively :) and I really dislike light mode pages. However, Mozilla pages refuse to be changed due to the fact that they are "protect… (read more)

Hello, I use dark mode extensions extensively :) and I really dislike light mode pages. However, Mozilla pages refuse to be changed due to the fact that they are "protected" by default.

I don't really care for this protection. Can it be disabled?

Asked by Besto 17 hours ago

Last reply by TerryN21 15 hours ago

PASSWORD PROTECTION

I own a small business. We do have online accounts from suppliers, vendors to customers. I need to put employees in front of customer support for these online accounts. H… (read more)

I own a small business. We do have online accounts from suppliers, vendors to customers. I need to put employees in front of customer support for these online accounts. However, if an employee sits down to work on our accounts, he can clearly see the passwords for the log in information of our accounts.

Is there a way to lock the Firefox or any other browser (or any software or ANYTHING) out there that doesn't expose saved passwords? I don't know how to pass this security issue. The reason it's important is because if employee saves these passwords, he can obviously do bad things when he is not in the office.

Any help is greatly appreciated

Asked by andalusiacorpdc 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 20 hours ago

"Your browser is being managed ny your Organization"

I've installed thisaddon and deleted it, but in the settings it's says it's being managed by my organization and when i click this deleted addon is the reason. How to ge… (read more)

I've installed thisaddon and deleted it, but in the settings it's says it's being managed by my organization and when i click this deleted addon is the reason. How to get rid of it completely?

Asked by Gokul 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

no access to website - adblocker message though no active adblocker and tracking OFF

recently when I open https://www.spanishdict.com I get a warning that I have to disable adblocker in order to get access to this site. Enhanced tracking protection is OFF… (read more)

recently when I open https://www.spanishdict.com I get a warning that I have to disable adblocker in order to get access to this site. Enhanced tracking protection is OFF for this site and I have no adblocker running as an extension. Any idea on what could trigger this behaviour and how to regain access to this website?

Asked by stephan.claes 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Can I configure the built-in password generator?

Is there a way in Firefox to configure the passwords that it generates automatically? Currently it seems to produce passwords that contain only letters, but half the tim… (read more)

Is there a way in Firefox to configure the passwords that it generates automatically?

Currently it seems to produce passwords that contain only letters, but half the time that is unacceptable to whichever site I'm on, so I have to tweak it.

I am using a plugin which does allow me to configure the password, and what I have found works most of the time is this:

At least one upper case character At least one lower case character At least one digit At least one special character, but not including these: |![]{}<> Length: 14

Asked by Adam H. 3 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 days ago

Googles Safebrowsing

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from g… (read more)

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from google services, build my complete online infrastructure upon mozillas suites, mailadresses on relay, and generally FOSS Apps and Software.

I have some questions: - for what specific reason firefox is making the calls? - which data will be transmitted? - how can I block this "feature" entirely in Firefox?

Any answers from the developing team would be highly appreciated!

-- ...and lbnl my opinion: Firefox is/was the Alternative to google to me. So the reason I am using it, is to fight against google and the capitalism conquoring the internet. My thinking is therefore quite a bit black and white. I'm really considering to use another browser because of this hidden google Calls. I mean, even if its only to update the blacklists of URLs, there is absolutely no need to make this Calls in idle state, while the user isn't doing anything. And now I'm thinking what you guys are might calling for hosts in other apps? I mean this is shit. To advertise against occupying the internet in the fight for taking back control, and then you collaborate with the enemy. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but this feels more disturbing than anything else these days.

And if you share my IP on a regular basis with a google host, could YOU be sure, that these requests will not be registered and merged with other meta about myself? When Firefox is sending my IP to this google-Host, right before I was checking a page wich is using recaptchas, it could might be an very easy task to match this both IPs and further combine it with the rest of my metadata. Logically there is no reason for google to separate "the collection of data" and assumingly they are already using this massive amount of IP-Connectiondata in some way.

B.

PS: here you have the answer to the question, if this service is cross-product: "Safe Browsing protections work across Google products and power safer browsing experiences across the Internet." - the Head says: "Keeping over four Billion Devices safer. *shiver*

Asked by B33zle 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

I get this error "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" when i am trying to search anything or opening google. I dont have any Third party Antivirus. also said "SEC_… (read more)

I get this error "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" when i am trying to search anything or opening google. I dont have any Third party Antivirus. also said "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" this issue. Please Help.

Asked by souru470 2 months ago

Last reply by kazaly 2 days ago

Firefox-78.13.0.esr password saving dialogue

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any secur… (read more)

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any security sensitive data on disk at all, not in clear nor encrypted. Could this be in prefs instead, the way that download options are?

Asked by k03 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

setting

how to setting for when open firefox , can automatically sign-in google account ? Because, today i used firefox as default browser and set to google as default search … (read more)

how to setting for when open firefox , can automatically sign-in google account ? Because, today i used firefox as default browser and set to google as default search engine .But i found that i have to signing in google account every time. So, how can i set on firefox setting menu to archive the task i mentioned above.

Asked by Montree S. 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

STOP forcing browser/plugin/extensions to run: Google, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Wikipedia, and whatever else you are forcing down our throats

Several people have complained and NOBODY is listening. I specifically switched to FF so I don't have to deal with intrusive sites. FF I thought claimed to be UNLIKE GO… (read more)

Several people have complained and NOBODY is listening. I specifically switched to FF so I don't have to deal with intrusive sites. FF I thought claimed to be UNLIKE GOOGLE and was more "private," so why are you putting in a Google browser/plugin/extension and forcing it to run on our PC's? I have enough crap on it taking up MEMORY and slowing it down, don't force anything people do NOT want. Just because these might be popular with many does NOT mean everybody wants it. Get rid of Google, Bing, Amazon, DuckDuckGo, eBay, Wikipedia, and WHATEVER else you are forcing us to run on FF.

Does FF have an agreement or partnering with these companies to TRACK US where ever we go on the internet? Looks like it. Per Wikipedia: DuckDuckGo earns revenue by serving ads from the Yahoo-Bing search alliance network and through affiliate relationships with Amazon and eBay. OK, so we have 4 of those And this at https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/best-private-search-engine: DuckDuckGo displays ads for affiliate sites in the right sidebar, which is a little less aggressive than Google which presents ads at the top of search results. It earns additional profits from commissions from sites like Amazon and eBay, so you may want to be wary if those pop up a lot in search results. Also: As DuckDuckGo’s CEO, Gabriel Weinberg, explains in a Quora answer, the search engine does use your IP address to serve local results.

Why is FF pushing these sites when many of us do NOT use them nor want them? Why don't you add them as extensions where you can CHOOSE it if you wish? I found instructions on how to delete them in the FF File Explorer folder because merely deleting them in Settings does NOT remove them permanently as FF has them "hidden," however, they just come back and it messed up other add-ons. ALSO, these add-on's you are forcing on us is TAKING SPACE on my PC and I resent that.

I do NOT want to HIDE THEM, I want them REMOVED PERMANENTLY.

Asked by jj 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago