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Why is windows security asking for my computer password when I copy a password from firefox password manager? and how do I stop this absolutly asinine feature?

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See above. the reason why the feature was so good IS BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TO CONSTANTLY LOG IN... I could go on...

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Windows should only ask for the password during user log-in. Are you sure it's Windows?

You may have ad/mal-ware. Further information can be found in this article; https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-caused-malware?cache=no

Run most or all of the listed malware scanners. Each works differently. If one program misses something, another may pick it up.

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Used 4 scanners windows 10 is clean. Still when going to logins and passwords > Picking any Saved login > click Copy > Windows prompt for user account password. It happens on all stored passwords. I seriously doubt that this is windows 10 just suddenly deciding to take control of Firefox's password controls. Its already bad enough that you have to go thru and confirm auto filled fields in most websites making auto fill less convenient.....

It's this!

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-edit-logins?redirectlocale=en-US&as=u&redirectslug=manage-logins-firefox-lockwise-desktop&utm_source=inproduct

"Note: Starting in Firefox version 76 on Mac and Windows, OS authentication will be required when accessing stored passwords. To learn more, see Lockwise asks for authentication (password, voice, face or fingerprint) when accessing passwords." Why the Hell would anyone want to use this? Defeats the purpose of storing your passwords!!!

SECURITY THEATRE.

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Anomadeus said

"Note: Starting in Firefox version 76 on Mac and Windows, OS authentication will be required when accessing stored passwords. To learn more, see Lockwise asks for authentication (password, voice, face or fingerprint) when accessing passwords."

This is the article :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lockwise-password-authentication-prompt

Why the Hell would anyone want to use this? Defeats the purpose of storing your passwords!!!

It says in the above mentioned article :

"This is an anti-snooping feature designed to protect your logins from unauthorized access. "

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You should be able to disable it. Period.

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Anomadeus said

You should be able to disable it. Period.

You can submit feedback and tell them how you feel, using this link :

https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/

(personally I'm glad that nobody can access e.g. my bankaccount .... )

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(personally I'm glad that nobody can access e.g. my bankaccount .... )

I'm sure you glad about any of your other choices that have been taken away from you too. It should be my choice to have security where I want it. The security practices today out of date. Businesses are still forcing long complex passwords on people when the only reason you should use that is for BRUTE FORCE attacks. No web interface can be brute forced anymore. All that happens is people now are forced to store their passwords in a non-secure way like on a sticky note. No one thinks that the average person now has at least 13 passwords. Worse no one seems to think about TIME. I don't want to waste anymore for my time troubleshooting crap software, unnecessary security and poor business practices. When I'm at home, I'm the End user. I just want to do what I need to do in as little time as possible. Anything outside of that should will be replaced by something else that will allow that.

I submitted feedback.. yet another waste of time. Unless there's a real issue NO ONE listens to end users anymore. It's just an ocean of ideas with out history or retrospect. Almost like Dev's believe that advertising suddenly is the smartest people on earth...

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I'm really curious, why would anyone need to copy their password (constantly)?

I just click the login form and select a login/password and that's it. That would be crazy to go to the password manager all the time I need a password.

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If you hate this new feature so much, you could decide to just use a Master Password :

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins

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TyDraniu said

I'm really curious, why would anyone need to copy their password (constantly)?
I just click the login form and select a login/password and that's it. That would be crazy to go to the password manager all the time I need a password.

Quite frankly :   same here.

I understand this only applies to cases where someone wants to either edit, copy or view their login.
In the odd case I should want/need to do that,   it's not all that much work having to enter my OS password first.

But this feature is to prevent others editing/copying/viewing your logins,   which is a good thing.

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