links from my blog lead to spam but only in Firefox

I have an odd situation happening and I'm hoping someone can share some insight or knowledge on how to get it resolved. The short story is that I have a blog for my croc… (funda kabanzi)

I have an odd situation happening and I'm hoping someone can share some insight or knowledge on how to get it resolved.

The short story is that I have a blog for my crochet business, along with an accompanying Pinterest account.

Back in December my blog was hacked for a few weeks. I got it resolved with my hosting provider and it's been working fine since.

However, at the same time I noticed that my Pinterest views dropped to almost zero, after years of very good traffic numbers from that account. When I went in to test my pins that go to my blog, I found that they lead to a spam website.

Out of curiosity, I decided to test the same pins using a private Firefox window. Those worked perfectly, leading to my blog content. I also tested them using the Safari and Chrome browsers, and those also worked perfectly.

So it seems that the only time my pin links go to the spam site is when I'm using a regular Firefox window. I don't know if that explains the enormous drop in views, but I find it just very strange that I only see it happen with the regular Firefox window.

Any insight or help would be appreciated. I did also message Pinterest to see if they had any thoughts on it. Here is one of my boards that has all pins leading to my blog. [https://www.pinterest.com/poshpattern.../posh-patterns-blog/]

Thanks!

Asked by fourflores 11 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 amahora adlule

Twitter's Login page doesn't load in Firefox

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Twitter's login page won't load when I try to open it in Firefox. https://twitter.com/ https://twitter.com/ loads just fine, account pages like https://twitter.com/firefox load just fine, and individual tweets individual tweets load just fine. But when I click the login button on any working page, or go directly to the login page at https://twitter.com/i/flow/login, all I get is a white rectangle in the middle of the screen that flashes a loading-spinner for a few frames every two seconds but never actually loads any page content.

I can log in just fine in Chrome, so the problem is specific to Firefox. The problem started at least a week ago, but I don't log in on my desktop regularly enough to know exactly when the problem started.

I turned my Browser Privacy setting to "Standard" and cleared all site data from Twitter, with no effect. I use uBlock Origin, but the problem persists when I disable it. The problem also occurs in Private windows.

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Last reply by cor-el 10 amahora adlule

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Very often, recently, I can't communicate with an organization via their form on the WWW internet. After minutes of frustration, I change to a Chrome or Safari browser on my Mac, and it works just fine.

One of the problems is when filling out a form, Firefox says over and over there is an error. Safari takes that same data just fine, no error.

There are others, but I'll have to wait until Firefox fails again since it's not that easy to reproduce what happened days or weeks ago!

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Last reply by cor-el 11 amahora adlule

If I start typing in the URL bar while Firefox is still launching, it will add the URL of my homepage after what I've typed in.

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This is a mild frustration, but a persistent one. It must be possible to fix, because other browsers (Chrome) are clever enough to not add any text once the user clicks the URL bar. What can I do to stop this from happening?

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Hi,

My old device has broken and I was wondering if there's any way to transfer the open tabs from it to my new device?

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I have Ooma as my phone provider. I can't get into Ooma's login site because I get this message at every try:

"The page isn't redirecting properly"

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It appears I have "Silk Privacy Pass" in firefox and I never put it there - I can't remove it

I've discovered it has something to do with Amazon. I didn't know I had it until I just migrated to Windows 10 and a new firefox update occurred. Even then, my only cl… (funda kabanzi)

I've discovered it has something to do with Amazon.

I didn't know I had it until I just migrated to Windows 10 and a new firefox update occurred.

Even then, my only clue is a little orange "triangle" that shows up at the top line of the 'hamburger' menu at the top right on the screen. When I clicked on it, I got a message saying "Silk Privacy Pass wants to update".

I went to my installed extensions/themes screen and there is nothing about a silk extension or add-on.

It also showed up when I looked in the startup configuration and it showed it was loading during startup there. I disabled it. But today I just got the orange triangle again an hour ago wanting me to let it update.

I want it gone!! Especially when it showed up on my system without my asking or knowingly agreeing to it.


FWIW, I also ran Agent Ransack (search utility) on the drives and "Silk" does not come up as a file name for an app, DLL or any other file.

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Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 amahora adlule

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Hello,

I work for Microsoft, and one of our sites offers users a way to opt out of personalized advertising on some Microsoft domains by setting a cookie. The site: https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings/signedout

When the user clicks the toggle to Off, we cycle through four domains via an iframe and write a TOptOut cookie on each one. If everything is working properly, the user should then be able to go to www.bing.com and see a TOptOut cookie on Bing that will prevent personalized advertising on that domain.

The problem is, this stopped working in Firefox. We have verified that it still works* in 115.7.0, but in 122.0.1 and 123.0, the cookie is written and then deleted on refresh. If the user doesn't already have Bing open in another tab, they'll never see the cookie at all. I have verified this behavior in Bing several times, on my work machine (Firefox 122.0.1 on Windows 10) and my personal machine (Firefox 122.0 snap on Xubuntu 23.10).

  • It still works on our corporate VPN in 115.7.0, but not on my coworker's non-VPN machine. Same version. I'm really not sure what's up with that one.

This is a large concern for us. Because the cookies can still be written, it doesn't trip our test for third-party cookies being disabled. Because the cookie for microsoft.com is written, the toggle will show up as Off even after a refresh. This is misleading to our users.

I have gone over the Firefox docs on Enhanced Tracking Protection and Total Cookie Protection, but neither seem to handle this case. Firefox does not block any trackers on account.microsoft.com or on www.bing.com. It's fine if the cookies are in separate jars, we just want them to be written to the proper domains and not deleted. Can anyone tell me what changed in Firefox recently? Is this expected behavior, or a bug? If it's expected behavior, what can we do to allow users to opt out of personalized advertising?

Asked by amleek 1 usuku oludlule

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Is there any way to do this? For example: - do it using API directly in the Firefox Sync service? - do it via command line in Windows?

Any other idea?

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is it possible to tweak Firefox so this icon does not appear?

I cannot find a parameter in Settings to turn this feature off.

cheers, Stephen

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Outlook automatically links to Microsoft Edge

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At the same time, another problem arose, albeit minor. When I am using Firefox and attempt to email a link, there is a message, "Navigation failed" and a blank screen appears. This is not a big problem, since when I open Outlook the email is waiting to be sent. But this too smacks of something Microsoft is doing to sabotage the competition. Thanks, Bob Katz Bob@VRA-Rehab.ca

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 so,  Is this a Legit Notification or a scam 
and , if legit, how do i go about doing it without updating my Operating system
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  Sam

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Thanks

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