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The Software Security Device Master Password doesn't really work.
The Software Security Device Master Password doesn't really work. All I have to do to get by it is to click the cancel button, Nice try though
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This Software Security Device Master Password, are you talking about the Master Password option in Firefox, or something else?
I can bypass the master password in Firefox by clicking the cancel button. It works fine in Thunderbird.
I am sending a post to the higher ups.
The Master Password doesn't prevent access to Firefox. The MP is only used to access the Firefox Password Manager that store the passwords and logs you in to the Software Security Device.
- Tools > Options > Advanced > Encryption: Certificates > Security Devices: Software Security Device
The MP is used the encrypt those names and passwords.
Is there a program that locks access to my browser tabs? I shop online and I want to protect my personal data.
If you log out, they will have no access.
You can also clear history or use a Private Browsing Window so that it is not saved in the first place.
- Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history
- Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox
- Maybe also consider Remove websites from the address bar suggestions
Of course you should be using separate user accounts on your Windows OS for each user or group of users. Don't let other users use your account. (It is also good practice not to use an Administrator account for your own day to day work )
Thanks for the tips
This is so silly! I thought the Master Password protected access to the Thunderbird application all together. I guess I'm right with the OP.. expectations too high with Mozilla and terribly disappointed. :-/
For consideration in future updates, (our mistaken assumption) this would be a wonderful feature to have! -- Recently I dropped off my laptop to the Microsoft Store for service.. they wanted my user login credentials, which I found to be terribly odd. I had my resume, Thunderbird with all my emails, and a whole bunch of other personal files. When they asked me for my password, I was able to quickly delete all my personal files since I had backed them up prior to me going in, but I did not uninstall Thunderbird. While standing in the store I saw Master Password and set that, thinking it would prevent them access to my email.. I ended up getting my laptop back, and a few days later, here I am, just now realizing that the Master Password does not function how I assumed it would (LOL) :-/
edit: whoops! this is posted under Firefox, and my comment it re: Thunderbird. Oh'well~!?!
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