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  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (funda kabanzi)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by jscher2000 5 amahora adlule

Firefox uploaded 250MB to a random fastly server without any knowledge from the user.

I have just caught Firefox uploading 250MB to a random Fastly server for no reason. I wasn't uploading anything i was just watching some YouTube videos. Should i be alarm… (funda kabanzi)

I have just caught Firefox uploading 250MB to a random Fastly server for no reason. I wasn't uploading anything i was just watching some YouTube videos. Should i be alarmed? Should i worry about this? Is it normal or do i need to check my PC for malware (MalwareBytes didn't find anything) Any help would be appreciated. Im using Glasswire to check data usage.

Asked by kimos20139 6 amahora adlule

Redirecting http: to https:

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fi… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fixes from the community to no avail.

The redirection started earlier this month.

Asked by wsquared1 14 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 11 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Manage Exceptions button for cookies exceptions is not working

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would… (funda kabanzi)

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would normally appear to set exceptions does not pop up. Moreover it looks like when I click on the button the user interface on that tab freezes for a period. My FF profile is customised. I know if I start with a blank profile the issue goes away. I have another that works fine. However I would rather try to fix this issue in my current profile. I poked around in about:config but so far have had no success.

Any ideas? I searched google but could not find anything. Also checked mozilla bugzilla a while back without success. I am using FF 92 on Arch Linux.

Asked by piscium 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by piscium 16 amahora adlule

How do I stop autofill for email address?

How do I stop autofill for email address? I use several email addresses. Firefox autofills my email address when I complete forms, but it uses an email address I never … (funda kabanzi)

How do I stop autofill for email address? I use several email addresses. Firefox autofills my email address when I complete forms, but it uses an email address I never use when completing official forms and documents and I have to change it manually. I prefer to complete it manually, so how do I stop Firefox from autofilling my email address period!? (I have gone through all of "Settings", but I can't find any option that will fix this situation.)

Asked by alanbala 21 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 17 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Huge Firefox issue. I am significantly scared.

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link … (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link accounts. This is my credit card company. I removed Firefox from my Macbook and then re-downloaded Firefox and installed. Nothing has changed. My settings are correct, meaning that I should be able to have sites visited in history, yet only the one site populates, and I've been to a lot of sites today....the credit card/link accounts site is the only site that is in history. You can imagine how nervous I am right now about doing anything on line. I sure hope that someone will help out here.

Asked by chefjeff 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 17 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Disable the login prompt for Password

How do I disable the login prompt for Password? I was on the phone troubleshooting a site I was having problems logging into, and the login for Password kept popping up e… (funda kabanzi)

How do I disable the login prompt for Password? I was on the phone troubleshooting a site I was having problems logging into, and the login for Password kept popping up every few seconds. Even after canceling it would pop up again after a few. I did not want to log into Password because the previous saved username/password would mess up the troubleshooting.

Asked by gregbrady2020 18 amahora adlule

Answered by jscher2000 17 amahora adlule

Address bar background has orange stripes with a robot icon

This just started occurring on my PC when I use Firefox: why is the background of the address bar orange/yellow with diagonal stripes and there is a robot at the start of… (funda kabanzi)

This just started occurring on my PC when I use Firefox: why is the background of the address bar orange/yellow with diagonal stripes and there is a robot at the start of the web address? I'm concerned it may be a virus or the web browser is being remotely monitored.

Please refer to the attached image. Thank you,

Asked by SurlynSalsa 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 18 amahora adlule

Need a fix for sites that use e-mail address's for password authentication.

I use the password manager in Firefox. Makes it easier to log in to different sites. I have found a situation that has been overlooked. Multiple sites use a persons e-mai… (funda kabanzi)

I use the password manager in Firefox. Makes it easier to log in to different sites. I have found a situation that has been overlooked. Multiple sites use a persons e-mail address for identity. Different sites then would all use the one e-mail address for identity. Each site however would have a different password. So we have one "name" but multiple passwords connected to that name. Firefox doesnt realize that the one name has multiple passwords so everytime you login to a site that uses your email address as your identity, it asks if you may want to update your password. You have to refuse everytime because the different sites have a different password. If you update the password, each site will now have the password of the last updated password. Its a issue that needs to be fixed so Firefox recognizes how a Email address=Name can have multiple passwords because different sites are using the same name. It looks like Firefox isnt making the connection that different sites are being visited by the same person so some information will be consistent among different sites visited. Thus not realizing that its correct that the "same" name has a password that is different for this new site.

Is there a workaround? thx.

Asked by romeemore 19 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 19 amahora adlule

blocked acces to website

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it… (funda kabanzi)

blocked access to website. I can't access a website for software I use to sign into my account there to send a request. I unblocked it in the settings - cookies - but it still keeps me from opening it. this is the message on the screen "Cookies required to use Firefox To continue signing in using Firefox, allow cookies to be stored on this device. You might see this screen more than once."

So I go to Bing but I would prefer to use firefox. Why is it so hard to release a website??? What is the problem? Edith

Asked by ev3 22 amahora adlule

Last reply by cor-el 20 amahora adlule

AutoFill Not Working

Firefox 92.0 - Mac OS 10.14.6 Ongoing issue with AutoFill data appearing, but when selected, the data does not stay. The fields all empty. Seen across vigilant sites … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 92.0 - Mac OS 10.14.6

Ongoing issue with AutoFill data appearing, but when selected, the data does not stay. The fields all empty.

Seen across vigilant sites - Banks, etc. and non-vigilant such as user forums.

Was working in the past. 1 year ago.

Thanks for any insights.

Asked by info6127 21 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Undoing "don't allow [website] to prompt me"

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't al… (funda kabanzi)

Hello! A site kept popping up a confirmation window for an action I was trying to take, and in the confirmation window, there was a checkbox for something like "don't allow [this website] to prompt me again" (that's as best I can remember). I checked the box thinking it would just allow the action to happen without the confirmation window, but instead, the site just won't take that action anymore. How can I undo this setting? Thank you!

Asked by abby.phelps 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 usuku oludlule

firefox auto-refilling wrong password

hello, Firefox is auto-saving the correct site password but then when I submit the login it automatically recoverts it to a different shorter password so I can't login. I… (funda kabanzi)

hello, Firefox is auto-saving the correct site password but then when I submit the login it automatically recoverts it to a different shorter password so I can't login. I have tried clearing my cookies and cache and even turning auto-fill off but still have this issue of it autofilling the wrong password regardless if the right password for the site is stored or if auto-fill is off..

Asked by neigel.emma 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

cookies and trackers

Can FF have a function that deletes cookies and trackers upon closing a Tab as well as when I close FF? P.S......I have not browsed any extensions for this as of yet... … (funda kabanzi)

Can FF have a function that deletes cookies and trackers upon closing a Tab as well as when I close FF?

P.S......I have not browsed any extensions for this as of yet...

Asked by gary_bma 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by TerryN21 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Majorly disappointed how privacy browsing is handled in Firefox

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again. I do not want to jump to con… (funda kabanzi)

So after about 5 years or so of not using Firefox as my default browser, I have finally decided to move back to Firefox and try it out again.

I do not want to jump to conclusions as I may just have a lack of knowledge BUT...

I have been using Chrome and Edge Chromium for last last few years. When I go to a Private Browser Tab, visit a site, it WILL NOT remember the history and sites visited, nor will it remember the added websites to bookmarks.

So here I use Firefox the most talked Privacy browser and this is what I read on a knowledge base article.

Note: New passwords and bookmarks you create while using Private Browsing will be saved. Any files you download to your computer while using Private Browsing will be saved.

So how is this private? Not even Edge or Chrome does this. This is a major privacy concern, this needs to be fixed. It is enough for me to dismiss Firefox as an option. It should simply not save a history accessible in private mode or in standard mode of sites you have added, visited, etc... in private mode.

I would like to know if there is a work around.

Cheers M.

Asked by mitchmenghi 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

FIrefox causing DNS leaks!

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/com… (funda kabanzi)

I AM using VPN and I found Firefox is leaking DNS, as it doesn't happen in another browser. I read it is caused by automatic updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/2e20ni/firefox_dns_leak/ I tried to disable automatic updates by flipping this value: "app.update.auto" in about:config to false. But it did not help.

Can you please help me to fix this, I don't know what it's causing it...

Asked by goeca 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule