I continually (numerous times a day) receive messages from various sites saying my android has a virus and i must install their recommended virus protection in order for …
I continually (numerous times a day) receive messages from various sites saying my android has a virus and i must install their recommended virus protection in order for my android to perform correctly. One website that pops up alot is:
It's so ridiculous. Please tell me what to do to stop these harrassing and invasive messages.
Today I was outside for a walk and a few seconds after I took a photo with my smartphone, Android asked me if it was okay that Firefox wanted to get my location. As I did…
Today I was outside for a walk and a few seconds after I took a photo with my smartphone, Android asked me if it was okay that Firefox wanted to get my location. As I didn't have any website open, I denied. But it kept asking as soon as I pressed the button. After a few times I activated that 'remember my answer' checkbox.
Back home I tried to find out what caused Firefox to request my location. So I found this page:
> 'Firefox never uses your location itself or shares it with a website without your permission.'
But something doesn't add up here. I mean, no website was open and Firefox states that it doesn't use my location itself. Who the hell wants my location then?!?
While searching for a possibility to inspect service workers on the phone (which I didn't find), I found the Option about the 'Mozilla Location Services' which was activated. I deactivated it and so far I didn't see any location requests anymore.
Nevertheless, I am not sure if that service is responsible for the location requests and the statement about the permissions is just wrong or if something else is going on here?
This used to work; I have a web "server" (that is actually an embedded application, but it speaks HTTPS) that has a private CA authenticating its certificate. Recently on…
This used to work; I have a web "server" (that is actually an embedded application, but it speaks HTTPS) that has a private CA authenticating its certificate.
Recently on the Play Store a number of apps have updated and have broken this, Firefox being among them. This appears to be limited to Android 7.0, as I have a 6.x phone that does NOT exhibit the problem. In short CAs that are in the user store are ignored, which results in Firefox throwing security errors saying it cannot find the issuer certificate.
Ghostery is another that has had this happen, and they appear to have no clue as to what is going on either. It's definitely Android version-specific, although it may involve more than 7.0, as I only have 7.0 and 6.0 devices here.
I know there was a change made in 2016 related to the XML declarations to allow user CAs, but I would assume that this would have occurred a long time ago if that was implicated. This appears to be something different, or some set of defaults got changed somewhere, as it is now showing up across multiple applications including yours.
The certificate is definitely there, and I've also manually verified on the host that the host cert verifies against the CA. It appears the application is simply ignoring anything in the user CA store.
First, I love how much better the Android version has become. Privacy is really important to me and I've been wanting to switch back to Mozilla for a long time, but some …
First, I love how much better the Android version has become. Privacy is really important to me and I've been wanting to switch back to Mozilla for a long time, but some bugs prevented me to do so. Now it's close to perfect, but really don't understand what is the logic behind the way the password manager was implemented, and it's a major no-go for me. The purpose of a master password should be that it is asked EACH time you try to show the passwords in plain text (in the settings), not once per session (which is also very annoying since the purpose of the password manager is to prevent you from having to enter passwords).
In other words:
If I enter my master password but leave the computer turned on or my cell phone on the table without closing Firefox (which most people do), then someone can go to my setting and have a plain text version of all my passwords instantly, which is pretty bad. The other thing is that while I understand that SOME people might want to enter their master password once per session, most people don't care about this and find this actually annoying and this should be optional. This is actually beating the purpose of the password manager which is NOT to have to enter any password. They are masked, and I do not care if someone opens my browser and views my facebook. What I really care about however is that they shouldn't be able to go to my settings and have an easy access to all my passwords in plain text!
So having to enter your password every session should be an option, while having to enter your password should be mandatory each time you open the password manager itself (or at least optional!). What a major security flaw for a browser that prides itself on privacy...