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  1. My passwords readable by Firefox extensions??


    Yesterday I returned to Firefox for the first time in about 8 years.

    While working on my configuration, I came across the following link:

    Permission request messages for Firefox extensions | Firefox Help

    Which says this about installing certain extensions:

    "The extension can read the content of any web page you visit as well as data you enter into those web pages, such as usernames and passwords."

    Is this as spooky as it appears to be? What am I missing?

    :)
     
    ignatzatsonic, Sep 15, 2020
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  2. Your Firefox extensions are all disabled? That's a bug!

    Thanks for the reply. I tried deleting LastPass, re-booted my computer, started Firefox and then re-installed LastPass as you suggested. I signed in to LastPass and then shut down Firefox. When I restarted Firefox it signed in to LastPass automatically so that problem remains.

    And the Tools/Add-ons/Extensions list remains blank although now if I right click the LastPass icon in Firefox it takes me to the top position in the Extensions list (previously LastPass was #4) - so it seems Firefox isn't displaying the entries in the list but knows which ones should be there and their positions.

    I never noticed a problem with extensions during this recent Firefox issue and the only obvious problem now is the automatic sign-in to Lastpass and the blank extensions list.

    Update: The Extension list appears in Firefox's SAFE mode so it looks like my profile is damaged. Haven't had this happen before, could be random or something to do with the recent update....
     
    GadgetBuilder, Sep 15, 2020
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  3. essenbe Win User
    Your Firefox extensions are all disabled? That's a bug!

    I think the LastPass issue can be taken care of in the LastPass control panel. Have it not trust your browser and have your browser not save passwords.

    I have FF 66.0.4. I reset FF back to defaults but it still would not install the addons. After about 5 minutes and a restart it installed mine and works fine now. It must have installed the FF fix in those few minutes.

    Also when you sign into the lastPass fro your browser pay close attention to the remember boxes.


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    essenbe, Sep 15, 2020
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  4. My passwords readable by Firefox extensions??

    New FF - passwords

    Hi:

    If that setting is already enabled, then I suggest as the next troubleshooting step might be Mozilla Safe Mode (not to be confused with Windows Safe Mode)):

    Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help


    • Please report back and let us know the outcome, as it will dictate the next steps.
    • Also: please tell us what AV/AM/firewall programs are you running on this system?

    Thanks,
    MM
     
    MoxieMomma, Sep 15, 2020
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