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stored password security in firefox

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave t… (funda kabanzi)

I just installed Brave, and clicked on "Import settings & bookmarks", then chose Firefox from a popup list

Without typing my password, or doing anything else, Brave then instantly imported all of the saved passwords that I had stored in Firefox. I can now view all of my most secret saved passwords of Firefox... in Brave

This makes me wonder, if Brave can instantly import (and display in clear text) all of my Firefox saved passwords, couldn't any other rogue app do exactly the same?

Shouldn't they be stored in an encrypted format, at least?

Am I missing something or are the passwords wide open that Firefox saves?

Asked by stuff3 20 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 ihora elidlule

I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (funda kabanzi)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to [email]@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 12 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 10 amahora adlule

Not able to access google or any of its features

I have been getting "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" when trying to access google or any of its services like youtube or gmail etc. I have not tampered with any of the default sett… (funda kabanzi)

I have been getting "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR" when trying to access google or any of its services like youtube or gmail etc. I have not tampered with any of the default settings. Please provide me with a solution.

Asked by iampharikrishnan 21 amahora adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 17 amahora adlule

When saving an edited PDF form the text is rendered exceedingly large

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully v… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully view and "Open" the PDF within the browser, and even edit the text properly. However, upon saving or printing, the text gets rendered with a massive font size nullifying the ability to edit in browser. I've been trying to find some online resources without success, and can't seem to find others reporting a similar case.

I've disabled all extensions and restarted Firefox, but did not notice any change in behavior. Any tips for debugging? Attached are two pics of the PDF form while editing, and then the rendered PDF after saving.

Asked by dailyherold 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 usuku oludlule

Corrupted close button on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment. The X seems corrupted. Does anyone know how to fix th… (funda kabanzi)

On Ubuntu 20.04 using Snap 84.0.2 (64 bits) there is something wrong with close button, presented in the attachment.

The X seems corrupted.

Does anyone know how to fix that?

Asked by henioStraszny 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Ramdomly high IO activity when watching video

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty… (funda kabanzi)

It usually happens when I loading page or watching video on YouTube/ Bahamut Anime(ani.gamer.com.tw). When it occurs, the video still can play until the video cache empty, and after switching to another and switching back, the page becomes all white except a loading circle at the center. This situation takes about 3~5 minutes. I have tried refresh firefox, and disable all addons.

Asked by Mizuyoru_TW 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by alex_mayorga 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Cannot sync bookmarks between Firefox on Linux and Windows

1. I have one computer and it has Linux and Windows running on it. But Firefox on both systems cannot sync, although I have signed in with the same account. 2. The sync w… (funda kabanzi)

1. I have one computer and it has Linux and Windows running on it. But Firefox on both systems cannot sync, although I have signed in with the same account.

2. The sync website has a strange font display which other websites do not have. See https://forum.manjaro.org/t/arch-wiki/46784/2

Asked by 1900011604 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox window shown incorrectly on restarting Ubuntu 18.04

Yesterday I shutdown my PC running Ubuntu 18.04 while Firefox had a full screen window on each of my two monitors. When i turned it on today the window on my right hand m… (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday I shutdown my PC running Ubuntu 18.04 while Firefox had a full screen window on each of my two monitors. When i turned it on today the window on my right hand monitor opened correctly. However, the window on my left hand monitor had these problems (see the uploaded image) it was not full screen. It was split into a window at the bottom of the screen that showed the expected contents and a black window at the top of the screen that took mouse input. Note the 'KCOM webmail...' popup by the mouse cursor over the upper window. A right click on the desktop had no effect on the left hand monitor, as if something considered the window full screen. After restoring down the window on the right hand monitor a right click on that desktop showed the expected menu. I recovered from the problem by moving the mouse cursor over the black window until the 'Maximise' popup appeared and clicking. The window then became full screen and has behaved correctly since. I have xpdyinfo and xwininfo outputs in case they are useful. I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 about 2 weeks ago and have been using Firefox almost daily since then. I have often seen it restart correctly when I restart my PC, although perhaps not with two full screen windows. I don't know if this is a known bug. I hope this information is useful.

Asked by phil124 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Bookmark toolbar doesn't show every bookmark until I "reset" it with the view menu checkbox (turn it off and on again).

I first noticed it when I plugged in my new screen for the first time. It's quite a bit larger than my old one, and I think Firefox doesn't really recognize it. The spec… (funda kabanzi)

I first noticed it when I plugged in my new screen for the first time. It's quite a bit larger than my old one, and I think Firefox doesn't really recognize it.

The specific steps I take to fix it temporarily (per session) are as follows:

Press alt to show the menu bar

Select View > Toolbars > Uncheck Bookmarks Toolbar

Same steps again except to check the Bookmarks Toolbar checkbox again. Then everything is normal.

Interestingly it is never the same amount of bookmarks that aren't shown, always differs by 2 or three before it cuts off and shows just empty space.

Thanks.

Asked by thisisntausername 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Scribe 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

another language keyboard doesn't work in my firefox on kali linux

I switched my local keyboard layout and tried to type my language(myanmar-burmese) in firefox. But It doesn't work in my firefox browser. Instead of my language,it's typi… (funda kabanzi)

I switched my local keyboard layout and tried to type my language(myanmar-burmese) in firefox. But It doesn't work in my firefox browser. Instead of my language,it's typing English. My language keyboard work in other applications i.e terminal, text editors, etc. How can I fix it? suggestions please!

Asked by sitharhlaing17 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Seburo 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/f… (funda kabanzi)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Video looks laggy

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloade… (funda kabanzi)

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloaded Chrome and it didn't have any problem running any video.

I tried clearing Firefox's cache and I tried to "refresh Firefox" on about::config, but it didn't work. I don't have any missing system updates, I'm running Firefox 84.0.2-1.fc33 on Fedora Workstation 33.

I don't like using Chrome so your help will be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Christian 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Nvidia drivers download page - impossible to select items on "product series".

As mentioned in the subject, if you go to "https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx" and try to select "Product Series" it keeps resetting to default value. Google chro… (funda kabanzi)

As mentioned in the subject, if you go to "https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx" and try to select "Product Series" it keeps resetting to default value.

Google chrome - no problem here.

I am on Mint 20.1 Cinnamon, kernel 5.8.0.36.40, Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit).

Asked by teehlerr 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by emmaoliviaa20 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox Problems with using NVIDIA Webseite

Hi, i found a Problem with the Nvidia Website https://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=de When i Search for Driver Download, i choose "Producttype" and then when ch… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, i found a Problem with the Nvidia Website https://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=de

When i Search for Driver Download, i choose "Producttype" and then when choosing "Product Series" the Website allways Resets to Start.

I also Informed Nvidia about the Problem, but it is only on Firefox. Im on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) and use Firefox in Latest Version 83.0 no addons.

I also Try Chromium and other Browsers but this Problem only happens on Firefox.

Greetz. Vinz

Asked by cvinz 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Disable auto restoring session after crash

I like to disable the automatic restore of sessions in all circumstances. I'd prefer to retain my history though. Using firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 Whenever I logout/l… (funda kabanzi)

I like to disable the automatic restore of sessions in all circumstances. I'd prefer to retain my history though.

Using firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04 Whenever I logout/login or restart the OS, FF restores my last session without asking. It's ok when I close FF first (FF starts a new session) but every other app shuts and resumes gracefully.

There are a lot of similar questions suggesting various settings...

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries =0 browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers=0 browser.sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes=0 browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo=0 browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo=0 browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash=false

"Restore previous session" is unset.

None of this solves the problem.

Comments on other post suggest that linux shut down causes FF to crash. Seems that you cannot disable the restore session after crash and I get no "Do you want to...." screen.

Is there no way to tell FF not to restore crashed sessions?

Asked by peter434 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

ERROR DOMException: The quota has been exceeded

Hello, we develop an angular application. One of our users couldn't login any more. He uses Firefox 84.0.2 (64-Bit) under Mac. He get's the error `ERROR DOMException: Th… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, we develop an angular application. One of our users couldn't login any more. He uses Firefox 84.0.2 (64-Bit) under Mac. He get's the error `ERROR DOMException: The quota has been exceeded` in Console. Reloading Page even with COMMAND+R didn't work. We deleted the cashed files under settings, as displayed in https://user-media-prod-cdn.itsre-sumo.mozilla.net/uploads/gallery/images/2018-04-29-04-08-27-fabea4.png (with both checkboxes). It only worked when we deleted the file webappstorage.sqlite in profile folder. Is that a bug?

Thanks in advance.

the-sourcerer

Asked by the-sourcerer 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Changing 'Show All History" background color

I would like to change the "Show All History" window background color to black. Is there any way to change that background color? Thanks, Itai … (funda kabanzi)

I would like to change the "Show All History" window background color to black. Is there any way to change that background color?



Thanks, Itai

Asked by itai590 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Mamoon 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

esni (encrypted sni) does not work anymore

In the past I used to be able to turn encrypted sni on I did a firefox reset yesterday then I reinstalled my add ons and I re-enabled encrypted sni by setting: about:conf… (funda kabanzi)

In the past I used to be able to turn encrypted sni on I did a firefox reset yesterday then I reinstalled my add ons

and I re-enabled encrypted sni by setting: about:config network.security.esni.enabled = true

but when I test it on https://www.cloudflare.com/ssl/encrypted-sni/ the test takes a lot longer and also everything is green except esni: "Your browser did not encrypt the SNI when visiting this page."

So something is clearly wrong, but I don't know what it is.

how do I fix this?

Asked by mywebradio 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Duck Duck Go - Server Not Found

I am using Firefox with Default Search Engine set to Duck Duck Go. I seem to be unable to connect to duckduckgo.com be it either through typing my search in the address b… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox with Default Search Engine set to Duck Duck Go. I seem to be unable to connect to duckduckgo.com be it either through typing my search in the address bar or duckduckgo.com. All I get is: "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site." Internet connection seems fine (no trouble connecting to other sites). Sometimes clearing "Cached Web Content" helps but it is troublesome to clear cache after each browser restart. How can I get the Duck to work with the Fox?

Selected options: Use the address bar for search and navigation Default Search Engine - DuckDuckGo Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed

84.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Manjaro Linux Manjaro - 1.0

I would be happy to provide any additional information if needed.

Asked by ormac 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 isonto elidlule

Firefox periodically reopens closed Tabs

Hello, since the last update to 84.0.2 firefox opens ~30 closed tabs again after s short time period. When I close the tabs they reappear after a short period again. I … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

since the last update to 84.0.2 firefox opens ~30 closed tabs again after s short time period. When I close the tabs they reappear after a short period again.

I disabled the sync feature, but that does not help.

Does anyone have an idea and can point me to the right direction?

Regards

 Axel

Asked by mozilla195 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 isonto elidlule