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Firefox password flaw

Q: Firefox password flaw

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Firefox has a password flaw
The Internet browser Firefox 2 has a problem with its "password manager" that could allow a hacker to obtain usernames and passwords from Firefox users, Newsfactor.com reports.

The Mozilla Foundation, which maintains Firefox's code, has acknowledged the problem. It has an extensive discussion going on here about what it calls "bug #360 493."

According to Newsfactor, the same problem could affect Internet Explorer as well.

Newsfactor also reports that "neither Mozilla nor Microsoft has released a patch for the problem, but users can avoid (the) attacks simply by disabling their browsers' autosave features for usernames and passwords. In Firefox, the feature is found in the 'Options' window under the 'Tools' menu.

"Mozilla has indicated that it plans a fix in Firefox version 2.0.0.1 or 2.0.0.2."

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2006/11/firefox_has_a_p.html

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http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/07/new_critical_zero-day_vulnerab.php
 

A:FireFox 3.5 Zero day security flaw

Nobody's perfect...
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/120756

A:Security Flaw in Firefox

ok. i havn't added any trusted sites to my list but am i still at risk? and how can this be patched?

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Matthew Broersma, Techworld.com
Mon May 9,11:00 AM ET

Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes and exploit code is already circulating on the Net, security researchers have warned.

The two unpatched flaws in the Mozilla browser could allow an attacker to take control of your system.

A patch is expected shortly, but in the meantime users can protect themselves by switching off JavaScript. In addition, the Mozilla Foundation has now made the flaws effectively impossible to exploit by changes to the server-side download mechanism on the update.mozilla.org and addons.mozilla.org sites, according to security experts.

The flaws were confidentially reported to the Foundation on May 2, but by Saturday details had been leaked and were reported by several security organizations, including the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT). Danish security firm Secunia marked the exploit as "extremely critical", its most serious rating, the first time it has given a Firefox flaw this rating.

Critical Flaw Found in Firefox
 

A:Critical Flaw Found in Firefox

Also reported here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4532127.stm

Regards - Oldie
 

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Firefox has unpatched "extremely critical" security holes and exploit code is already circulating on the Net, security researchers have warned.

The two unpatched flaws in the Mozilla browser could allow an attacker to take control of your system.

A patch is expected shortly, but in the meantime users can protect themselves by switching off JavaScript. In addition, the Mozilla Foundation has now made the flaws effectively impossible to exploit by changes to the server-side download mechanism on the update.mozilla.org and addons.mozilla.org sites, according to security experts.

The flaws were confidentially reported to the Foundation on May 2, but by Saturday details had been leaked and were reported by several security organizations, including the French Security Incident Response Team (FrSIRT). Danish security firm Secunia marked the exploit as "extremely critical", its most serious rating, the first time it has given a Firefox flaw this rating.

In recent months Firefox has gained significant market share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, partly because it is considered less vulnerable to attacks. However, industry observers have long warned that the browser is more secure partly because of its relatively small user base. As Firefox's profile grows, attackers will increasingly target the browser.
Two Vulnerabilities Found

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An attacker could commandeer a computer running the browser simply by crafting a Web page that contains some malicious JavaScript code, Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi said in a presentation at the ToorCon hacker conference here. The flaw affects Firefox on Windows, Apple Computer's Mac OS X and Linux, they said.The flaw is specific to Firefox's implementation of JavaScript, a 10-year old scripting language widely used on the Web. In particular, various programming tricks can cause a stack overflow error, Spiegelmock said. The implementation is a "complete mess," he said. "It is impossible to patch."It looks like they had enough information in their slide for an attacker to reproduce it. I think it is unfortunate because it puts users at risk, but that seems to be their goal.Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox @ CNET NewsEDIT: Mentioning the NoScript extension right about now is probably a good idea.

A:Hackers Claim Zero-day Flaw In Firefox

RETIRED: Mozilla Firefox Multiple Unspecified Javascript VulnerabilitiesUpdate (October 3, 2006): This BID is being retired as reports indicate that these issues are a hoax. The researchers responsible for disclosing these vulnerabilities have claimed that their original reports were not correct...http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20294/discuss

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New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Jan 03

If you?re using Internet Explorer to read this it might be an idea to shut it down now and open up trusty old FireFox instead. Microsoft has today issued an alert to notify users of a critical security flaw in IE.7.0 that could allow hackers to take control of your computer and steal passwords. The company is apparently preparing an emergency patch to fix it but in the meantime simply requests that users remain ?vigilant? against the threat.Microsoft advisors actually ask that you don?t switch because they are trying to get it resolved as soon as possible. Of course it couldn?t be seen to recommend else?s software, but this doesn?t show much consideration for people?s security concerns. Trend Micro security advisor Rick Ferguson is free from such restraint: ?In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did, this is never a good thing. What we?ve seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it?s inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals; it?s just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs. If users can find an alternative browser, then that?s good mitigation against the threat.? Alternative browsers FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari are not vulnerable to the flaw, so if you know what?s good for you best jump on one of these to be safe (most are better than IE anyway). - Paul Lester [BBC] security Internet Explorer Microsoft
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A:New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Thanks Norm,

Have not had a security notification from M$ yet on any "out of band" hotfix yet - If I see one will post it here for information

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The problem has to do with the way the Firefox and Mozilla browsers handle International Domain Names, or IDNs. IDNs are domain names that use local language characters. The fix disables support for such Web addresses.

Mozilla expects to fix the vulnerability in beta 2 of Firefox 1.5, the next release of the open-source Web browser. Beta 2 is due Oct. 5 and the final release of 1.5 is expected by year's end

Instructions to manually disable IDN: Type "about:config" in the address bar, hit Enter; type "network.enableIDN" in the filter toolbar, hit Enter; right-click the "network.enableIDN" item and select Toggle to change value to false.

If you make the manual change as above, there is no need to download from http://www.mozilla.org. See Cnet.news for the story: Mozilla offers temporary fix for Firefox flaw.

-- Tom
 

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Hackers warn of critical flaw in Firefox

02 October 2006 - Two hackers at the ToorCon hacker conference in San Diego said that they’ve found a critical flaw in Firefox that looks, to them at least, impossible to patch.

The hackers, who have been named as Mischa Spiegelmock and Andrew Wbeelsoi, said that someone could execute an attack simply by creating a webpage with malicious JavaScript code. In most attacks, hackers have to get a computer user to download something to the computer, but in this case, they won’t know what hit them.

Windows users are used to facing security threats, but smug Apple and Linux users aren’t immune to this bug, as it affects all versions of Firefox.

Spiegelmock said that malicious code could create a stack overflow error, and called the implementation “a complete mess”.

Mozilla’s security chief Window Snyder took the presentation completely seriously after watch a video of it; she said Mozilla would “do some investigating”, but isn’t happy of the release of the exploit to the wide world of hackers.

The reason that the flaw is so difficult to patch? It’s in the part of the browser that deals with JavaScript.

After hearing that the two hackers know of another 30 unpatched flaws in Firefox, Jesse Ruderman, a Mozilla security staffer, encouraged them to disclose the bugs to Mozilla, who gives away $500 per vulnerability.

Wbeelsoi simply said, “It’s a double-edged sword, but what we’re doing is really for the greater good of the I... Read more

A:Hackers warn of critical flaw in Firefox

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New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

Jan 03

If you?re using Internet Explorer to read this it might be an idea to shut it down now and open up trusty old FireFox instead. Microsoft has today issued an alert to notify users of a critical security flaw in IE.7.0 that could allow hackers to take control of your computer and steal passwords. The company is apparently preparing an emergency patch to fix it but in the meantime simply requests that users remain ?vigilant? against the threat.Microsoft advisors actually ask that you don?t switch because they are trying to get it resolved as soon as possible. Of course it couldn?t be seen to recommend else?s software, but this doesn?t show much consideration for people?s security concerns. Trend Micro security advisor Rick Ferguson is free from such restraint: ?In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did, this is never a good thing. What we?ve seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it?s inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals; it?s just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs. If users can find an alternative browser, then that?s good mitigation against the threat.? Alternative browsers FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari are not vulnerable to the flaw, so if you know what?s good for you best jump on one of these to be safe (most are better than IE anyway). - Paul Lester [BBC] security Internet Explorer Microsoft



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A:New Security Flaw Found In IE, Best Fire Up FireFox

I wonder how IE8 fits into this.

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Mozilla is working on a new privacy feature for its Firefox browser that will enable users to opt out of online tracking by enabling a do-not-track setting in the HTTP header. The approach is better than nothing, and arguably better than rival do-not-track proposals, but still has a fatal flaw--it relies on the tracking Web sites to play nice.

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recognized that tracking is a privacy concern for Web-surfing citizens, and it has proposed implementation of some sort of do-not-track framework similar to the do-not-call lists that are supposed to keep annoying telemarketers from calling you.


Firefox Do-Not-Track Feature Has a Fatal Flaw - PCWorld Business Center

A:Firefox Do-Not-Track Feature Has a Fatal Flaw

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<snip> but still has a fatal flaw--it relies on the tracking Web sites to play nice.


Which they won't do, unless faced with heavy fines and such. However, if that was the case-- they'd just move their server(s) to somewhere without Internet laws.

Edit: Firefox should just disable all third party cookie support like Safari does.

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http://lcamtuf.blogspot.com/2010/06/yeah-about-that-address-bar-thing.html

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/new-firefox-flaw-enables-url-spoofing-code-injection-062210

A prominent security researcher has identified a problem with the way that Mozilla Firefox handles links that are opened in a new browser window or tab, enabling attackers to inject arbitrary code into the new window or tab while still keeping a deceptive URL in the browser's address bar.Click to expand...

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A:New Firefox Flaw Enables URL Spoofing, Code Injection

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.
However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:
www.epicurious.com (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)
The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.
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A:Major Flaw in Windows 8 Slow Browsing on Chrome, Firefox?

I have not noticed any slowness in Chrome or FF in Windows 8. Are you using chrome in Desktop mode or in Metro mode?

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CYBER SECURITY BOFFINS have uncovered a flaw in the way Firefox handles third-party browser extensions that could expose millions of users to sneaky malware.
Researchers from the Northeastern University in Boston discovered a flaw that allows hackers to stealthily execute malicious code hiding behind seemingly innocent extensions, such as NoScript and Firebug. They can then steal personal data or even seize control of a machine's resources.
The flaw stems from a weakness in Firefox’s extension structure, which doesn’t isolate various browser add-ons. This allows them to connect to the capabilities of other popular third-party extensions.   
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But Firefox users can breathe a little easier because it’s not clear whether the flaw has actually been used in any extensions, as the researchers demonstrated it only as a proof-of-concept. They have supplied the attack framework to Mozilla so that the company can firm up the way it handles security in reviewing extension approvals.

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A:Firefox extension flaw exposes millions to cyber attacks

Good find JohnC thanks for sharing!

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

www.epicurious.com (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

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A:Windows 8 Flaw? Slow Web Browsing Chrome, Firefox, IE, Internet Problem?

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A couple of weeks ago I installed Windows 8 (fresh install from scratch, not an update) on my computer. I do a lot of web browsing and over the last couple of weeks I've been using Windows 8, I could swear the web browsing wasn't as fast at it used to be on Windows 7.
I then noticed I was having major issues bringing up my router's control panel (ASUS RT-N56U) so thinking it was my router I upgraded the firmware. Turned out, the Avast Anti-Virus I was running has issues with Windows 8. I removed AVAST and turned on Windows Defender (which in Windows 8 is also an anti-virus program now referred to MSE - Miscrosoft Security Essentials). MSE has gotten fairly good reviews so I decided to use it, for maximum compatibility with Windows 8.

However, although the router control panel would now come up okay, browsing still seemed to not be quite as fast as it used to be. I sat down at the old 5-year old Dell Desktop next to me that is running Windows 7, both computers were connected to the router via Gigabit Ethernet. I tested network speeds with Speedtest.net to make sure they were both getting the same Internet speeds (which they were.) I found a couple 'heavy' web pages to test:

Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides (home page)
sports.yahoo.com (home page)

The browsing was MUCH faster on the Windows 7 machine!! So I decided to do more of a controlled test.

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My current browser is Firefox. Initially I click "remember" when I log in a certain site. When I go to that site, the Browser remembers Log-on and Password.

I no longer wish the Browser to remember the Log-on and Password.

Could you please tell me how to do it? I already went to
Tools/options/privacy/remove individual cookies/remove cookie. That DOES NOT WORK. I enter the site, it still remembers my log-on and Password.

Please help. Once again, I already cleared the cache.Thank you.

A:Firefox log-in and password

Go to Security, Saved Passwords and delete them.

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hey guys, i was just wondering if it's possible to put a password on firefox for my laptop so that it cannot be started or that my profile is locked and requires a password? i have put on the 'master password', but that only works for password forms on websites. i want something more than that. it's just so easy for anyone to load up firefox and check what websites i have been visiting etc, and i'd like some protection against that. so anything that locks my profile and the websites i've visited would be great.

appreciate any help.

thanks guys
 

A:Any way to put password on Firefox?

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Hi, Does anyone know of a way to password protect Mozilla Firefox so each time someone clicks on the icon it will ask you for a username/password?
I have a daughter who needs sometimes to use the computer but has a bad habit of going places she shouldn,t.Would sooner keep her off the browser.

A:firefox password

The proper thing to do would be to set up the daughters own username and optionally a password. So long as you logout when you're not using the computer, she can/will login under her own name and privlages.

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Firefox master and Pale Moon password in the one user profile will not work.

I have Firefox 2.x and a FirefoxPortable 14.x
Then Pale moon 3.x and Pale moon Portable 3.x

When the Master password box pops up I can not type anything in them at all. I can see the cursor on the left but typing does not show anything or does typing the password do anything.

What is going on that effects all 4 of these?

All was OK last night and I am only person in the computer.
I rebooted to see if it would clear things and will again shut down.

If it's just some file or files in each profile I do in the Pale moon have the same in the user and admin account so can copy over. Will almost the same or the passwords should be the same.
The signons.sqlite is 96 KB and both have the same date so are the very same.

It's just the rights getting to them does not work in the limited user account I use all the time for some crazy reason
 

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When I login to this site(Tech Support Guy) Firefox will not retain my password. It has the user name but not the password. When I view the password in Firefox it is blank. Is there a way to fix this? I am using FF 1.07. All other sites that I go to work fine.
 

A:Firefox will not retain password

Clear the password for techsupport in teh privacy tab in the prefrences/options.
Log out, log back in and save the password.

Should work, I used firefox for a few months until it lost all my favourites, I've moved to opera now
 

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Hi Guys

Hadn't used my laptop for a few monthes, last night I cranked it up to help someone who had Vista on their computer. Was using Firefox, and it asked me for the Master Password. I don't remember setting one in the first place, and all the ones I normally use didn't work. So I figured I would have to uninstall/re-install Firefox to start all over.

Well, evidently even though you uninstall Firefox it keeps all the user info, as even the add-ons were still there in the new install as well as whatever master password I must have put on. Is there any way to delete all the passwords and start over? I've been searching around, and there is a way to do it with Thunderbird. But so far no luck with Firefox.

Not sure if this can be answered or not, as it may be against forum rules. But sure hope not, don't want to have to use IE.

Lymponus
 

A:Firefox Master Password

After removing Firefox, try deleting the profile folder then re-install and see if it still wants a master password.

Peace...
 

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Hello ALL,

I cant seem to log into any websites with m browsers. Each time I try to log in tey say my PC does not accept cookies. I have allowed the cookies and even lowered the security bar in the browsers, I have Mcafee firewall. I just had ti reinstall the XP OS. I have not Service Pack 2 because it seems to conflict with Mcafee. I just want to log into the NYTIMES.com and read my articles again. Can anyone help me? Also please let me know if you need a hijack log. I have gone to microsoft website and tried to download the fixes but it says I need IE SP1 and when I try to install that it says I have the latest browser so I cant install the fixes. AAAAARRRRGGH!!!

thanks ;-)
Slovell920
 

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was using firefox for quite a while without problems. When I cleared cache, browser stopped remembering passwords.No matter what options I select in the tool bar section, I always have to re-enter passwords to access web sites!

A:firefox password problems

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Originally Posted by nick danger


was using firefox for quite a while without problems. When I cleared cache, browser stopped remembering passwords.No matter what options I select in the tool bar section, I always have to re-enter passwords to access web sites!





Firstly check you have 'Remember Passwords' ticked in Tools > Options > Privacy > Saved Passwords and if you're having problems with that try the Always Remember Passwords extension.

Cheers

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Went to look for an add-on to download flash, however a "window poped open labeled; "Publix Fox Authentication", which requested a password. What is this, and how do I get rid of it? I have discovered that I can not change or get to just about any other setting either.
 

A:Firefox-Publix Fox asking for a password.

Could the be "Publix Fax Authentication"? In either case, "Publix" is the name of a grocery chain. In the first case with "Fox", the Fox news is indicated. In the second case with "Fax", an authentication is required to send a fax.

There has been a case of counterfeit coupons being circulated on the Internet- Publix was one of the chains hit. You message smacks of phishing since it wants a password. I suggest you switch over to the Security forum and go through the malware cleaning process. You will get excellent help there.
 

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How does one remove a saved password in Firefox?
 

A:Saved password in Firefox

Tools -> Options -> Security Tab -> Show Passwords

You can "Remove All" or select individual site passwords and delete them
 

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Each time I start I have to submit a password in order to get my Start Page.
I use W7 and Firefox 3.6. Can anybody tell me how I can eliminate the password.
I have removed all passwords from Security tab and now have nothing I can enter in that box.
 

A:Firefox 3.6 how eliminate password

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hey guys, i've been looking for a way to put a password on FF to stop other people who have access to the machine from using it.

is there a way i can setup another profile where a password needs to be entered before it will work? i already have the password cache (that's inbuilt) setup.

thanks
 

A:Any way to setup a password on firefox?

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Is there any way that I can make Firefox show the prompt so that I can save a password on a website where I am entering a password for the first time?. I have gone through the "Tools/Options/Security/Remember Passwords for Sites" routine, but the prompt does not always appear, and so I am obliged to continue to enter the password each time. I realise that some websites will not allow this facility (banks,etc.) but most of the sites on which I wish to save passwords are not that deep security-wise. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

System info is:-

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 925 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 401109 MB; F: Total - 933445 MB, Free - 809159 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M2N68-AM SE2
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Password problem in Firefox

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Hi. One of my office website is not prompting me for saving the user name and the password. I have also downloaded the 'saved password editor' add on from firefox. It gives an option to manually add the url, user name and the pasword, however it is not showing the user name and the password when i open the link.

A:Firefox Password Prompt

The web site could be designed to block the saving of user names and passwords. My bank does that, for example. Nothing you can do about it if this is the case, and I highly suspect it is since this is the only site where this happens for you.

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re: Firefox v1.5

I recently needed to change a password on my ISP email login page. I went to Tools > Options > Passwords > View Saved Passwords and deleted the line item for the old login. I then went back to the login page and entered the new password. Now Firefox won't save the new password and doesn't remember me when I come back to this page.

Can any Firefox users give me some help?

A:Password Saving - Firefox

when you go to Tools > options > Privacy > then click on the passwords tab, there is a check box you can check off that says remember passwords.... make sure it is checked off and then save the settings and make sure you close firefox completely and then try the site again

Does this help??

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Annoying little things like this really suck...a few sites do this to me

When I click on my facebook bookmark, it shows i saved my username and password, but it saves the wrong one! It's missing one letter, so I have to add it to the wrong saved password.

No, the "Want us to remember password?" never shows up.

It may help you help me by saying that I have the firefox extension X-Marks installed, but I never messed with the share passwords feature.
 

A:Firefox Won't Save Correct Password

Not sure if X-Marks will affect this but try going into Tools -> Options -> Security Tab -> Saved Passwords. Then select the option to show saved passwords. Find the entries that have the wrong passwords and delete the entry for that site (not Delete All). The next time your visit the site, you should be prompted for the password and Firefox should ask you if you want to save the password. You may want to test this on one site first.
 

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need help to figure out , how to keep my password and ID for Techguy forums, but nothing else. No matter what I change to keep or not to keep in Firefox ver.1.5.0.10 every time I change the page to look at something then press the back arrow, my username is gone.
I have tried IE and there, it keeps my ID, even when I go to other websites.
What can I do to keep ID saved, since you guys are my homepage and I like using Firefox.
I have Spybot enabled to keep forums.techguy.org cookies. Nothing else I can figure, would change this , or??
 

A:password not saved for techguy in Firefox

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i have al my passwords saved on firefox, but i change them often and have to reset all of them. i was just wondering if anyone knew how to just delete one saved password as opposed to all them at once. thanks!
 

A:Solved: firefox saved password

Go to the password manager and open it up and it will be listed there.

Passwords

Remember Passwords

Firefox can securely save passwords you enter in web forms to
make it easier to log on to web sites. Clear this checkbox to prevent
Firefox from remembering your passwords.


Set/Change Master Password...

Firefox can protect sensitive information such as saved passwords
and certificates. If you create a Master Password, Firefox will ask
you to enter it once per session as soon as it is needed. You can set or
change the master password by clicking this button.


Remove Master Password...

Click this button to remove your current master password. You will have to
enter your current master password to do this.


View Saved Passwords

You can manage saved passwords and delete individual passwords by clicking
the View Saved Passwords button.
 

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Is there any way of enabling Norton Password Manager to work with Firefox. My IE has been running screwy so I've been using Firefox, which I like, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with NPM.

A:Norton Password Manager/ Firefox

I don't think there is. Firefox has its own password manager or, if you go here and type 'password' into the box, a few pages come up with some password extensions. If you don't need to store many passwords, I think RoboForm allows around 10 to be stored without having to pay for it.

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I deleted cookies, history, browsing etc but Firefox is keep remembering my login details for Gmail.
I want to clear my login field because anyone who uses my computer and enter Gmail can access my e-mail account.
Any help?

A:Firefox keep remember my user/password

Go to tools then options then security in the options box then saved passwords then find the one you want to clear and clear it or just delete all of them.

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So I have forgot my password for Firefox and entered my email to have them send me a reset link and it has not came and has been quiet some time. Anyone know if this is usual and is there another way to change the password?

A:reset password firefox sync?

I'm not even sure how all that sync stuff works but do any of these seem to fit?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...nt-information

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I have a tracking software that I use for explorer which tracks the passowords entered for various sites and stores them onto my computer in a database. I am now looking for the same type of thing when it comes to Firefox does anyone know where I may be able to find this?

thanks :)

A:Looking for password tracking software for Firefox

There are quite a few password manager extensions available on the official addons site. Have you looked at any of them? I don't us one myself, so don't have a specific recommendation.

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Good Afternoon!

On my laptop firefox 3 used to remember my passwords, but it no longer does. Even for new websites that require passwords the "Remember Password" indicator no longer comes up. I have gone to tools, then options, then security and my "remember passwords" is checked and in the exceptions box there aren't any websites. My question is how do I get firefox to have the "remember password" indicator to come up so that I don't have to type in all my passwords?
Thank you and have a nice day!

A:Firefox 3 "Remember Password" Indicator

gasmith2,This is an issue with Firefox 3.0.2 see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/cannot...grading+FirefoxUpgrading to 3.0.3 is the fix tork

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Hi. I use a master password in Firefox to stop anyone using this PC from peeking at my saved passwords but is there a way to password protect an entire profile?
 

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I have just recently downloaded and started using Firefox for the first time.

I notice that every time that I put in a password on a website that the browser asks me whether or not I want Firefox to save the password.

When I went to sign into Yahoo a warning came up telling me that the site uses encryption or whatnot.


For security reasons, would you advise me to do this?
 

A:Using The Firefox Save Password Option

If you have already done it, go to Firefox Tools on the top tool bar, and Clear all private data, then to Security Passwords to remove that action.
 

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hi all.
have always been in the habit of telling firefox not to remember my passwords when i sign in to various web sites / forum / etc.,etc,..
so now when i sign in - i never get asked "do you want to remember password, bla,bla,bla"

now that i would like firefox to remember my password i cant get it to ask me weather or not to remember.

i ran ccleaner to clear cookies / cache and went to the site to sign in but still did not get asked.
any ideas?
thanks all.
 

A:Firefox, Remember Password Option ...

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I was a bit shocked to find that the recent update from 43.xx to 44 resulted in the saved password functionality being turned off.

In addition (and this is the worst part) - the logins.json file where this stuff is stored, gets cleared down (initialized).

If you check out this thread:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1242176
There seems to be a subtle bug that depends on certain settings, and an issue that started out from version 42.

The fix is simple, provided you are one of the lucky ones that do backups, or at the very least, backup your C:/users and profile areas.

You need to do 2 things:
1) ensure that the options in security have the "Remember Logins For Sites" option ticked (as it becomes unticked after updating - part of the bug I think)
2) Restore your backed up logins.json file from your backup medium, overwriting the bad/initialized one in your Firefox default profile folder.

TIP: I use Agent Ransack to locate the original and backup files, as they are quite deeply nested in the file path.

On restarting the browser, the previous/normal/expected behavior should be seen.

I hope this helps those affected by this bug, as I found this quite annoying, and I have never had a Firefox update issue before.

A:Firefox update 44 bugs, password issues

UPDATE: looks like a regression in FF42, that laid in some new pref options, but did not actually get used/referenced until the FF44 update. It seems that some migration and sanitize code was in the wrong place in the new FF44:
"Thanks for the info. That aligns with the other reports so you are likely hitting this same problem. We're fixing this for 45+ in this bug and for users of older versions we will hotfix in bug 1243841 to prevent the data loss"
So, Mozilla will fix this in FF45+, but if you have lost your various site logins and passwords, then no fix will get them back.... Some of their research and testing put some suspicion on to Norton Identity Safe add-in, even if not actually activated, Mozilla analysts are wondering if it may have flipped one of the new pref settings to true. Some testers are saying this login/password loss happened on test systems that did NOT ever have any Norton products, so this is NOT proven as a cause.

If you DO use/rely on the FF browser to remember your site logins, then this issue shows just how important taking backups is. Luckily, this is NOT a show-stopper, but even irritations like this can easily be overcome by restoring one small file from backup!

As an aside - it would be interesting to know if FF SYNC users were/are affected by this bug, and if sync between an unaffected device at FF42, and an affected device at FF44 would be "fixed up" or "broken" (i.e. would the unaffected populated side be syn... Read more

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hey guys i'm looking at my saved passwords now and as i'm moving to another machine i'd like to take them with me.

this is what i mean:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/find-a-forgotten-password-saved-in-firefox/

anyone know how i can save them and take them with me to another PC?

thanks
 

A:How to save password and username list from firefox?

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I was a bit shocked to find that the recent update from 43.xx to 44 resulted in the saved password functionality being turned off.

In addition (and this is the worst part) - the logins.json file where this stuff is stored, gets cleared down (initialized).

If you check out this thread:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1242176
There seems to be a subtle bug that depends on certain settings, and an issue that started out from version 42.

The fix is simple, provided you are one of the lucky ones that do backups, or at the very least, backup your C:/users and profile areas.

You need to do 2 things:
1) ensure that the options in security have the "Remember Logins For Sites" option ticked (as it becomes unticked after updating - part of the bug I think)
2) Restore your backed up logins.json file from your backup medium, overwriting the bad/initialized one in your Firefox default profile folder.

TIP: I use Agent Ransack to locate the original and backup files, as they are quite deeply nested in the file path.

On restarting the browser, the previous/normal/expected behavior should be seen.

I hope this helps those affected by this bug, as I found this quite annoying, and I have never had a Firefox update issue before.

A:Firefox update 44 bugs, password issues

UPDATE: looks like a regression in FF42, that laid in some new pref options, but did not actually get used/referenced until the FF44 update. It seems that some migration and sanitize code was in the wrong place in the new FF44:
"Thanks for the info. That aligns with the other reports so you are likely hitting this same problem. We're fixing this for 45+ in this bug and for users of older versions we will hotfix in bug 1243841 to prevent the data loss"
So, Mozilla will fix this in FF45+, but if you have lost your various site logins and passwords, then no fix will get them back.... Some of their research and testing put some suspicion on to Norton Identity Safe add-in, even if not actually activated, Mozilla analysts are wondering if it may have flipped one of the new pref settings to true. Some testers are saying this login/password loss happened on test systems that did NOT ever have any Norton products, so this is NOT proven as a cause.

If you DO use/rely on the FF browser to remember your site logins, then this issue shows just how important taking backups is. Luckily, this is NOT a show-stopper, but even irritations like this can easily be overcome by restoring one small file from backup!

As an aside - it would be interesting to know if FF SYNC users were/are affected by this bug, and if sync between an unaffected device at FF42, and an affected device at FF44 would be "fixed up" or "broken" (i.e. would the unaffected populated side be syn... Read more

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Default How to reverse saved passwords
I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I went to a website and entered a password and a dialog box asked me if I wanted to save the password. In Firefox.

How can I reverse any previously made decisions?

Thanks,

royeo
 

A:How to reverse password save decisions in Firefox

In Firefox, Tools> Options> Security tab> click on the Show Passwords button.
Click on the site and username you want to remove and hit
Remove button. If you want to clear all click Remove All.
 

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