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Since an update a while back when clicking on a u/n field, an option allows anyone on your pc to view saved logins! Further to that they can reveal your passwords. Why allow such a security risk? What a joke guys this is terrible.

Since an update a while back when clicking on a u/n field, an option allows anyone on your pc to view saved logins! Further to that they can reveal your passwords. Why allow such a security risk? What a joke guys this is terrible.
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Hello Elvas K,

FWIW : I totally agree with you.

To disable this feature that came with the update to Firefox version 67.0 :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

signon.showAutoCompleteFooter

And set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.

Also see : https://matthew.noorenberghe.com/blog/2019/05/password-manager-improvements-firefox-67  ?

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Hello Elvas K,

FWIW : I totally agree with you.

To disable this feature that came with the update to Firefox version 67.0 :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

signon.showAutoCompleteFooter

And set its value to false

Then close and restart Firefox.

Also see : https://matthew.noorenberghe.com/blog/2019/05/password-manager-improvements-firefox-67  ?

Hello Elvas K, FWIW : I totally agree with you. To disable this feature that came with the update to Firefox version 67.0 : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''signon.showAutoCompleteFooter''' And set its value to '''false''' Then close and restart Firefox. Also see : https://matthew.noorenberghe.com/blog/2019/05/password-manager-improvements-firefox-67 ?
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Yeah guys thanks now sorted!

Yeah guys thanks now sorted!
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Are you using a master password?

If you do not use a MP then it is always possible to inspect the stored passwords. Note that there is also the "Logins and Passwords" item in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button drop-down list.

Are you using a master password? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins If you do not use a MP then it is always possible to inspect the stored passwords. Note that there is also the "Logins and Passwords" item in the "3-bar" Firefox menu button drop-down list.
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No not using a master pw.

So it came back again and I had to repeat the above steps. This is silly and should be looked at by the programmers. Ciao

No not using a master pw. So it came back again and I had to repeat the above steps. This is silly and should be looked at by the programmers. Ciao
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