The window in which the proxy URL is inserted is not live, no matter which fix I try. It will not retain the address I inserted when closed and reopened.
Hi , I've met a very confusing security problem and a serious one , First of all let me give you my account details , username: *******@*mail.com , password: I can provi…
Hi , I've met a very confusing security problem and a serious one , First of all let me give you my account details , username: *******@*mail.com , password: I can provide it for you if necessary , And knowing that I only use the sync system on my personal PC (laptop) which is considered as private one used by me only and well protected , and I assume what I'm saying. So one day I was in need to access the Internet on a public PC and as always I love Mozilla Firefox , and I've opened only facebook account , and filled a website form with my email account (the same as my sync username) , Please Notice I've not used the sync(no need to,and not stupid). Once finished I cleared my history and caches. And The enigma comes after two days if I remember correctly , I used a 3g data modem( the Operator was ATM MOBILIS) it was so urgent to me to connect my laptop to the internet,and once connection established , I opened Firefox and discovered that my sync account has been used by someone else and I've found saved passwords that aren't mine and history also, And the stranger part is that the Data (passwords & history) belongs to a person that lives in my city. I recognized him through his facebook photo , I can also Provide you with the Data I've found. I've passed a lot of time thinking of this issue and nothing comes clear yet , So I've decided to ask you to provide me with your helping and assistance , and if I've forget something please let me know.
Waiting for the reply.Thanks in advance.
deleted email address - we have no use for it, but web spiders can gather it for spam purposes
I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box. I observed Firefox memory use rise r…
I had my usual "several" (probably 3 to 5) Firefox windows/tabs open ... and Microsoft decided to send an update to my Windows 7 box.
I observed Firefox memory use rise rapidly to nearly 800MB ... while netsvcs.exe did approximately the same thing. (This machine has 2GB of RAM.)
Fortunately I had Windows Performance Monitor running, and was able to determine that Windows Update was the competing activity ... and after-the-fact, determined that it had been installing an update to MS Security Essentials (basically a malware signature update - and I have the ID of the specific update, but since it is a security update, I'm hesitant to post that detail in a quasi-public forum). Usually, such updates install quickly and transparently. I also cannot tell, with confidence, whether the memory consumption was from the process of installing the signature - or the process of scanning for malware presence after the sig was installed (although I'd *guess* the latter). I believe both of those aspects execute within netsvcs.exe.
This happened over a period of approximately an hour, during which about all I could do was "sniff around" to identify the culprits; eventually I killed the Firefox process (hoping that its History feature would allow me to return to my open tabs... which was not quite true).
I have reported the event to Microsoft as well, as it could equally be their problem.
Suggestion: Add instrumentation to Firefox to capture data on sudden increases in RAM use - paying particular attention to outside-the-norm values, in relatively short time periods (minutes, not hours) that do not self-resolve ... and consider whether Firefox can be more aggressive at releasing memory it has "claimed," when things go bad.
(Perhaps collect high-level "physical memory available" data when things begin to "go bad," and capture the "footprint" of Firefox memory use... And perhaps add intelligence to log memory allocation failures somewhere. I don't know with certainty if the issue was fragmentation, or the sheer amount requested, but experience and grey-hair lead me to suspect the former. The only Firefox window/tab that I know might have been a high-memory-consumer was a moderate-sized Google Map covering an urban area of several dozen square miles, so it was a complex image.)
Not suggesting this is Firefox's "fault" -- clearly, both processes were "to blame" in the sense that they didn't handle the situation well... but Firefox might handle it better.
I've seen (and reported) quite a series of memory-utilization issues since 28.0 ... perhaps it's time for a "tiger team" to look into these.
AH - one other detail: I keep Firefox pinned to the Windows task bar, and when it starts, it asks me which profile I want to use (of about 5 choices). When restarting Firefox after identifying all the above... I found that it no longer asked me to choose a profile, and the profile it opened was clearly NOT my most-common profile, which includes (e.g.) all my most-common, site-specific login information. I had to mess around for several minutes to get this profile "back" up and running, and I did not make note of what I tried during that effort.
Firefox is my primary browser, I use it on Linux, Windows OSX and Android. I'm writing this on Ubuntu, but really referring to my experience across all platforms. The dia…
Firefox is my primary browser, I use it on Linux, Windows OSX and Android. I'm writing this on Ubuntu, but really referring to my experience across all platforms.
The dialog box for the "Software Security Device" could be improved in a few ways from my point of view:
1. It seems to pop up randomly. Very often this "randomness" is because (I assume) some tab in the background needs passwords. But from the context that I'm aware of it just looks "random"
2. It pops up. Very hard to work around this one I know, but having a text-accepting dialog pop up when I'm typing text is (notoriously) annoying. To have it pop up, capture some of my text, and then not let me see the text is doubly annoying. Like most people, I'm not a touch typist, so I'm looking at the keyboard, not the screen.
3. It won't let me see the text. This is a general problem with password forms, which is slowly changing as they add "Show password text" checkboxes. The Software Security device needs it more than most because, being the "master password" it is longer and more complicated than all the other ones. 99% of the time there really is no-one who is, nor could be, looking over my shoulder. Having the text masked by default is rational, but not being able to unmask it is security theatre, not security.
4. It pops up when it is already up! This hasn't happened to me very often, merely occasionally, but when it does it is by far the most annoying thing on this list because it just doubles the frustration of everything else. And it should be the easiest thing to check: if the dialog is already up, then do not pop it up again.
5. It is confusing. What "device" are you talking about, and why is Firefox asking about it? I'm used to this one now, but must admit it really confused me when it showed up on my phone, where it must have been referring to the phone, not the browser. Why is there no mention of the "Master password" which was the phrase you used when I was setting it up, and which all the help refers to? Quick test: how many times does Firefox's help/documentation mention the "Master password", and how many times the "Software Security device". (Consider this an upvote for this page: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Self_Explaining_Password_Dialog).
Thank you for taking the time to read this and (hopefully) pass my points on to the relevant Issue Trackers, or upvting them on my behalf. Hopefully it wasn't too ranty.
It's people like you who make my life so much better.
On my corporate intranet, there are a couple of internal systems with web interfaces that generate the sec_error_reused_issuer_and_serial error. Every resource on mozilla…
On my corporate intranet, there are a couple of internal systems with web interfaces that generate the sec_error_reused_issuer_and_serial error. Every resource on mozilla.org and other sites that I have found lists only two options: 1. get the admin of the site to fix the problem, or 2. temporarily add an exception
Even the Mozilla support article specifically about this error message is not helpful: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Certificate%20contains%20the%20same%20serial%20number%20as%20another%20certificate
I have asked the exact same question here and the question was closed without an answer as well: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/996094
Nowhere have I been able to find information regarding a permanent exception. I understand that ideally, for a public website, the long term fix will be for the website admin to fix the problem, however there must be a way to permanently add an exception in Firefox to completely ignore this error message. I already tried deleting the "cert8.db" file and this has not resolved the problem. I am not interested in any temporary exceptions or temporary resolutions; I am specifically asking how to permanently ignore this error message.
I get prompted to install: https://sxp.yimg.com/ei/toolbar/ie/yset_custom_newtab_1_1_0.xpi Please advise, Thanks …
I get prompted to install: https://sxp.yimg.com/ei/toolbar/ie/yset_custom_newtab_1_1_0.xpi Please advise, Thanks
Trying to connect to internet using t mobile hotspot. Windows 7 Firefox browser I can get to a website using the ip address however nothing using www.msn.com or anything.…
Trying to connect to internet using t mobile hotspot. Windows 7 Firefox browser I can get to a website using the ip address however nothing using www.msn.com or anything. In the connect to the internet window in Options network I have no idea what to put in there I tried auto nothing works
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Hi Folks! I have been an ardent supporter and user of Firefox for a very long time but over the last few weeks I have found that when I go onto a couple of Social Media F…
I have been an ardent supporter and user of Firefox for a very long time but over the last few weeks I have found that when I go onto a couple of Social Media Forums and reply to a number of 'Topics', the 'Preview' facility will not load up and just sits there with the message 'Fetching preview' but nowt happens!
I can go and have breakfast, lunch & evening meal and the 'Preview' is still being 'fetched' which is weird as well as frustrating.
Dare I say it.....I don't get this 'problem' when using Google Chrome.
While before anyone asks..... I did run the Firefox Update which interestingly told me I was going from 33.0.3 to 33.0.2!
Any help or solution would be really appreciated please.
I'm running the latest Firefox v33.0.2 on Windows 8, but i've also tried the following on a laptop running Windows 8 and a Galaxy S5 running Android. Problems started thi…
I'm running the latest Firefox v33.0.2 on Windows 8, but i've also tried the following on a laptop running Windows 8 and a Galaxy S5 running Android.
Problems started this morning when i re-installed a laptop running Windows 8 and installed Firefox v33.0.2. I went to setup Sync and couldn't sign in. All known passwords didn't work. I requested to reset the password.
I can't login to Sync, all known passwords dont work.
If i click forgotten password for my main account i get 'Unexpected error'
If i try and create a new Sync account and then Forgotten password as i can't login :
I receive the forgotton password email, but almost immediately i get the error - Reset password link expired. The link you clicked to reset your password is expired.
If i click the 'Click here to receive a new reset link' i get the error 'Unknown account'
I can't sign up for a new Sync account - it says working, then an error occurred, although i do receive a verify email, but if i click on the link, created less than 2 minutes before it tells me 'Verification link expired The link you clicked to verify your email is expired.'
If i try and sign in, despite receiving a verification email it tells me the account doesn't exist!
So, i can't login to Sync, i can't reset my password and i can't sign up for a new Sync account - Every option simply doesn't work, so i'm assuming everyone must be experience Sync problems if they sign out and try to sign in or setup Sync on a new device?
What's going on with Sync, the whole system seems to be broken?
I've tried this on 3 different devices and get the same results!
Why is Mozilla doing buisness with Cisco Systems Inc., a known U.S. miltary contractor who helps the U.S. government sps on everyone???
Mozilla claims that they are dedicated to protecting our online privacy, rights and freedoms, yet they are apparently doing business with Cisco Systems Inc. Cisco is a U.…
Mozilla claims that they are dedicated to protecting our online privacy, rights and freedoms, yet they are apparently doing business with Cisco Systems Inc. Cisco is a U.S. military contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense (D.O.D.). They work with the N.S.A. and help them in their efforts to illegally and unlawfully spy on everyone. So why are they installing their OpenH264 "Video Codec" on our PCs as an add-on without providing us a way to remove it? I've already "disabled" it and "turned off" the automatic updates, but that's not good enough. This is SPYWARE and potentially MALWARE. I want this garbage off my computer COMPLETELY. How do I remove it? Disabling spyware doesn't actually disable it. Complete removal is the only solution.
You have a bug with your donation page. I selected $10 and got transferred to Paypal with $3. Tried again and made sure to click on $10 twice. I got the same results. …
You have a bug with your donation page. I selected $10 and got transferred to Paypal with $3. Tried again and made sure to click on $10 twice. I got the same results. I thought you should know.
I was surprised that creating a support account was working... Creating an account for Firefox Sync, is not at all working, When creating the account and submitting it go…
I was surprised that creating a support account was working...
Creating an account for Firefox Sync, is not at all working, When creating the account and submitting it got the message that the account didnt exist... Ehh Doooh. off course not thats why im creating it... then 5 seconds later im receiving a verification email, but when i pressed verify, i got the message "The link you clicked to verify your email is expired." and this is just 10 sec after signup...
I guess you just have to be super fast...?
OS X Yosemite (10.10) Firefox: 33.0.2
I would like to support Modzilla but I am not comfortable with sharing financial information online unless there is no other possible option. Why ? Because (bottom line) …
I would like to support Modzilla but I am not comfortable with sharing financial information online unless there is no other possible option. Why ? Because (bottom line) the financial consequences of any breach fall squarely and fully on my shoulders - not Modzilla's or Microsoft's or Apple's etc. etc. For me, the consequences of a breach far out weigh the short term convenience of online payment as a supporter or purchaser. (I also used to work in the computing industry, so I'm really not a total Luddite . . . although it might be easy enough to dismiss my concerns as such.)
It would be great if there was a publicly visible (published) option that would enable people to contact Modzilla directly by phone to make a donation. Thanks ! . . Food for thought maybe.
I have been phished and can't adjust settings without them being sent to an automatic redirected site
opened an email over a month ago from a friend. I got phished. Two days ago they sent the same email under my address and conversed with the recipients, impersonating m…
opened an email over a month ago from a friend. I got phished. Two days ago they sent the same email under my address and conversed with the recipients, impersonating me to assure them it was safe and give further instruction. The have also tried to gain further access info to one of my credit cards. I have changed my password, but when I attempt to secure it Firefox notifies me the information will automatically be redirected to a site. can't perform the administration.