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How do I know that deleted logins & passwords have been removed from your cloud servers and all backups?

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The title is the short version of the question; here is the background.

Sync seemed a fairly good idea so I signed up to it recently, but what I was disturbed to realise was that I had accidentally allowed Mozilla to store more than 200 of my passwords on their cloud servers without realising it.

I have a password management solution that I have been using for some fifteen years and I know what I am doing. I had allowed Firefox to store my passwords locally on my PC in the knowledge that the PC would have to be compromised and the encrypted passwords would have to be cracked to be of any use.

So here's the problem; I am totally adversed to storing all of my logons and passwords in one place on the Internet with no control whatsoever as to how or where they are stored.

I'm alarmed to see so little information about the storage of this highly sensitive Personal Data, specifically with regards to steps taken to secure it when it is such a honeypot for hackers. I understand that every precaution will be taken to protect this data but things go wrong so often with regards to data breaches that it's just not something that anyone should consider lightly. Handing over this level of responsibility to a third part (Mozilla) to protect every aspect of ones modern life is not advisable.

What seems to have happened here is that Mozilla is so excited to get their trusted new features out to the user that they have forgotten to gain the trust of their users first by obtaining Explicit and Informed Consent to provide this functionality.

So back to my question, how do I DELETE ALL of my Synced Logins & Passwords and how do I know that you have deleted them?

Many thanks.

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So as there was no way to DELETE ALL, I've just sat and clicked on Delete 480 times to clear all of my synced logon data off whatever storage Mozilla uses for storing my data, if they do?

A little extreme but after using Firefox for the last decade it was probably overdue a clear-down of my local cache if nothing else.

There are lots of unanswered questions about how Lockwise works. If you're holding my logon data on a cloud server, which parts of the data are encrypted? Hopefully all of my Firefox sync details & FOR EACH synced logon I would also expect every field stored; "web site address", "username" & "password" to also be encrypted.

Until I know more about how Lockwise works I'll be turning Sync off and deleting my Firefox account after a while so as to ensure that the deletion I've just completed propagates into your cloud server backups.

A much better solution and selling point for Mozilla would be if they gave end-users the choice of how and where to sync, with device to device, cloud-free, being my preference.

Thanks again.

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After realizing Mozilla have slurped up 240+ of my passwords to the cloud!!!

You are as bad as the people you say you are trying to protect netizens from!

I have tried the password export script to get my passwords back before I delete my account but it fails!!!

I wish I had known before I made my annual Christmas donation!

This simply irresponsible when it comes to the net its not if but when so I am now very worried about my data!

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Non mon problème n'est toujours pas résolu. Je souhaite ma Sécurisation du Site Web qui n'est pas sécurisé. Merci.

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i just uninstall the firefox browser and i installed in another computer then i signed in to the firefox account but there is no bookmarks and logins but i have lot of bookmarks and logins on old computer. what i will do now how to recover that.