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Why do I always get this when going to my banks: "Click the following link if you are not automatically redirected"?

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I keep getting these redirects whenever I log into my bank, credit card accounts, etc... why?

For example, when I try to log into my Discover card, I get this: "Click the following link if you are not automatically redirected: Account Center"

I'm already on the card's website, I enter my correct ID & PW, click "Login," and then the message. The words "Account Center" are hyperlinked to: https://card.discover.com/cardmembersvcs/achome/homepage (I checked up hovering over the link). However, if I don't click the "Allow" button, I am stuck there forever.

My credit union does the same thing, but I don't see a link, just this message: "Firefox prevented this page from automatically directing to another page." ...with an "Allow" button, or an X. If I don't press "Allow," I'm stuck there forever.

If I could figure out where these links were headed, could I somehow whitelist them so I would not have to see these messages?

Why is this happening anyway?

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In Firefox 56+ the "Warn me when website try to redirect or reload the page" setting can no longer be found in Options/Preferences.

You can modify this pref on the about:config page to enable or disable this feature.

  • accessibility.blockautorefresh

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

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cor-el said

In Firefox 56+ the "Warn me when website try to redirect or reload the page" setting can no longer be found in Options/Preferences. You can modify this pref on the about:config page to enable or disable this feature.
  • accessibility.blockautorefresh
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can click the button to "Accept the Risk and Continue".

I remember enabling this at one time for a reason. How much risk am I taking on when changing this?

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Block Autorefresh is an accessibility feature so users with screen readers aren't confused and isn't meant to be used to block redirects like most that have enabled this feature assume.

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