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How do I block all cross-site cookies and close the "first 5 times" vulnerability?

I was surprised today to visit a site and notice the "permissions" icon appear at the left of the address bar, showing me that cross-site cookies were allowed for this si… (read more)

I was surprised today to visit a site and notice the "permissions" icon appear at the left of the address bar, showing me that cross-site cookies were allowed for this site. I have Enhanced Tracking Protection set to "Strict", so obviously this was a worrying thing to happen.

Looking into it a bit further, it seems Firefox provides a backdoor for cross-site cookies: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/third-party-trackers?as=u&utm_source=inproduct#w_managing-cross-site-cookies

  • "While cross-site cookies from trackers are blocked in Firefox by default, a site may signal to the browser that it needs to use them for important functionality. In this case, Firefox will allow a third-party website to use cross-site cookies the first five times (or up to 1% of the number of unique sites you visit in a session, whichever is larger) without prompting you. After that, Firefox will prompt you to block these cookies. Without your consent, Firefox blocks these cookies from that point because a site requesting access that many times may be a tracker."

This is most definitely not what I want!

I want every cross-site cookie to be blocked by default, unless and until I explicitly approve it. Is there an about:config preference I can set to achieve this?

Asked by pg_78 6 hours ago

Last reply by pg_78 2 hours ago

Cannot UNCHECK 'Ask to save logins'

I use Firefox on multiple devices with synch. I don't want Firefox to ask to save logins, never ever anywhere. :) On my laptop, the option is greyed out and checked, i.e.… (read more)

I use Firefox on multiple devices with synch. I don't want Firefox to ask to save logins, never ever anywhere. :) On my laptop, the option is greyed out and checked, i.e. set to ask to save passwords. So this settings syncs to the other PC's. When running about:config and looking at the option there, it is set to true and also here set to true without possibility to change.

Clues? :)

Asked by jonas.sundb 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 hours ago

Credit Card info does not autofill

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofi… (read more)

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofill. In Settings, the box to autofill is checked. This has worked a hundred times before, but stopped working a few months ago. Also, I've checked the 2 relevant items in about:config an they are enabled. How do I get the autofill to start working again?

Asked by Steve Ediger 14 hours ago

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Delete form input history

I'm a hobby-programmer not trained. My doc is local php file, saving calendar events to text files, run on localhost. The field in question is a line number on my calenda… (read more)

I'm a hobby-programmer not trained. My doc is local php file, saving calendar events to text files, run on localhost. The field in question is a line number on my calendar. Javascript uses that number to load another input with the calendar entry so I can confirm that it's the correct line before submitting it to PHP for deletion. I have unchecked 'Remember search and form history', ran 3 cleaners, restarted the computer and the data is (correctly) not displayed. But it is not deleted. When I rechecked 'Remember search and form history' the old input data comes back. If I change id, field name, javascript function name and variable names the history disappears but when I restore those names, the history is back. I want to know why that input can't be permanently deleted. Windows 10, Firefox 103.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by bob9111 18 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 15 hours ago

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How do I retrieve my saved passwords from an old profile into a new one, after an update which won't use the old profile stating "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile..."

Apparently my firefox updated yesterday ( aug 9 2022), it now shows I'm running 91.12.0esr. However it now says I can't use my old profile, stating: "Using an older versi… (read more)

Apparently my firefox updated yesterday ( aug 9 2022), it now shows I'm running 91.12.0esr. However it now says I can't use my old profile, stating: "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile..." So, how do i go about retrieving all of my passwords and get them into the new profile?

Asked by benelow 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

access to my banking

I cannot access the bill pay in my bank account. Why can't I access Bill Pay? How do I unblock without allowing access to unwanted ...? This is the message that posts: … (read more)

I cannot access the bill pay in my bank account.

Why can't I access Bill Pay? How do I unblock without allowing access to unwanted ...?

This is the message that posts:

___ You might have cookies blocked or cross-site tracking prevented. Depending on what browser you're using, check your settings for these terms:

   Block third party cookies
   Cookie tracking
   Cross-site tracking

Make sure cookies are not blocked and cross-site tracking is enabled. Follow any additional instructions in your browser once you have adjusted these settings. Copyright © Farmers National Bank 2022. All rights reserved.

Asked by bj.myer 1 day ago

I use Mendeley Reference manager in Firefox. It used to work OK. Now I get a message "Firefox blocks extensions running on PDF files". This is just what Mendeley does. How do I get Firefox to allow this to happen again?

I use Mendeley Reference manager in Firefox. It used to work OK. Now I get a message "Firefox blocks extensions running on PDF files". This is just what Mendeley does.… (read more)

I use Mendeley Reference manager in Firefox. It used to work OK. Now I get a message "Firefox blocks extensions running on PDF files". This is just what Mendeley does. How do I get Firefox to allow this to happen again?

Asked by rjhnatiuk 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Admin rights required to update firefox on 1 workstation

The relatively new computer (running Windows 10) used by a non-admin person keeps asking for admin permission every time there's a firefox update. I have several other wo… (read more)

The relatively new computer (running Windows 10) used by a non-admin person keeps asking for admin permission every time there's a firefox update. I have several other workstations with firefox and none of those ask for admin rights to be able to update. No solution found in several internet searches for this problem. I'm about ready to put Chrome on this person's computer so I don't have to go to his desk & enter my admin credentials for just a damn FF update.

Asked by craig84 1 day ago

Notifications not clicking through to website

When Firefox browser on my desktop Mac sends me notifications, I want to be able to click on a notification and have Firefox take me to the website. These are sites where… (read more)

When Firefox browser on my desktop Mac sends me notifications, I want to be able to click on a notification and have Firefox take me to the website. These are sites where I've 'allowed' notifications in Firefox privacy/security settings. However, when I click on any notification, nothing happens. How do I fix this?

Asked by marjgreen 1 day ago

Not saving password changes

Started with 103.0.1. Still broke in 103.0.2. It isn't auotsaving password changes. I have to go into saved logins change it myself. Always worked before 103.0.1. I have… (read more)

Started with 103.0.1. Still broke in 103.0.2. It isn't auotsaving password changes. I have to go into saved logins change it myself. Always worked before 103.0.1. I haven't changed anything on my end so I see no reason to suspect my equipment or settings. 3rd problem I've found since 103.01 came out.

Asked by 1musky 1 day ago

Not clearing History

Dell 660. Win 10. It started with 103.0.1. Still going on with 103.0.2. I have it set to clear all history except site data when I close FF. It doesn't do that any more. … (read more)

Dell 660. Win 10.

It started with 103.0.1. Still going on with 103.0.2. I have it set to clear all history except site data when I close FF. It doesn't do that any more. My equipment isn't the issue because it always worked before 103.0.1.

Also starting with 103.01 and continuing in 103.0.2 - Doesn't auto save changed passwords. Again it always worked fine on this computer before 103.0.1

And of course the "Firefox exe has been blocked from accessing Graphics hardware" that I have a separate post on.

Asked by 1musky 1 day ago

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Cannot log in to bank site - it says I need a newer browser

When I go to my bank's login site, I get a message saying that I need a newer browser. I have the latest version of Firefox, and I used to be able to log in just fine, bu… (read more)

When I go to my bank's login site, I get a message saying that I need a newer browser. I have the latest version of Firefox, and I used to be able to log in just fine, but I recently reset my browser and I seem to have lost some settings. I have tried adding an exception for this site's cookies in Settings, and I've also tried turning off enhanced tracker, but the site still doesn't work. Is there a way to tell what is broken and then fix it? Thank you.

Asked by MikeN23 1 day ago

Answered by MikeN23 1 day ago

i cant open google and youtube

hi when i use lantern proxy, i cant open any site related to google! like youtube or gmail. but chrome browser can open them ! i love firefox and don't want to use anothe… (read more)

hi when i use lantern proxy, i cant open any site related to google! like youtube or gmail. but chrome browser can open them ! i love firefox and don't want to use another browser What should i do? thank you

Asked by afish 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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unable to save passwords since most recent update

Hi I use my Firefox account on my personal computer and on my own computer on a server at work. Since my Firefox was updated to most recent version, I have not been abl… (read more)

Hi I use my Firefox account on my personal computer and on my own computer on a server at work. Since my Firefox was updated to most recent version, I have not been able to save any passwords on Firefox on my server site. I tried adding a primary password using Firefox while on the local station, but it is not functional. Every time I open any new page to where I have an account, I have to reenter my Primary password before signing in to the site. I have since disabled this feature as it is not working for me. Firefox seems to be working fine on the local station at work and on my personal computer at home.

My Computer service tech for the server is unable to resolve this. I have also consulted a computer tech in the community who has not been able to solve it. We have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox twice. We have gone through a multitude of settings on the Firefox site. I am able to save the passwords without issue if I use Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

I am looking for someone who can give me guidance on what settings I many need to change. I simply want to be able to enter my user name and password for the common sites that I use, ask Firefox to store them so I do not have to retype them every time.

Thank you, Shelley B

Asked by Shelley 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

No longer shown warning screen with advanced button for self signed certs

Folks - I am working with an internal development web site that uses self signed certificates for https / ssl. Previously when browsing to this site, FF would present m… (read more)

Folks -

I am working with an internal development web site that uses self signed certificates for https / ssl.

Previously when browsing to this site, FF would present me with a web page that said "Warning: Potential Security Threat Ahead", but then also present an "Advanced" button on this page that would allow me to choose to ignore the cert error and proceed to the site anyways.

Recently, I now no longer have the option to proceed to the site anyways. I might have upgraded my DD during that time. We've also generated new certs recently. FF now just shows an "Unable to Connect" error message and there is no "Advanced" button or option to bypass the cert error and proceed to the site. This is on Firefox 91.12.0esr.

FWIW, both Chrome and IE still present me with options to bypass the cert error and proceed to the site.

Possibly FF will allow you to bypass an invalid CA, but not an invalid CN ?

Asked by toddpepin 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago