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Does Firefox overwrite the master password on exiting to prevent a cold boot attack?

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If on the current Firefox instance the master password was typed in does Firefox overwrite the related memory area on exiting? If not it would be maybe possible to do a cold boot attack here.

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hello Sworddragon, this is a rather specialised subject - and since most of us helpers here are volunteers and normal users like you, we probably won't know the answer to that. you might be better off posting that question/feature request to the forum, where it will reach the right people familiar with such a subject.
thank you!

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Note that a secure connection is used to connect (login) to the software security device, so it wouldn't be easy to misuse this connection and have access to the passwords.

  • Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Encryption: Certificates > Security Devices: Software Security Device