Insecure password warning in Firefox...

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Insecure password warning in Firefox...

Postby dutchman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:37 am

This is a new feature that is available starting in Firefox version 51.

Firefox will display a grey lock icon with a red strike-through in the address bar, when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.

Starting in Firefox version 52, you will also see a warning message when you click inside the login box to enter a username or password.


Note: When you start typing in your login information, the warning message can obscure the password entry box. You can press the Enter key after you type in your username (or click outside of the password area) to dismiss the warning.

How to disable the warning

If you think that's too much extra work, and you think the warnings will never be of value, there is a preference to turn them off.

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button promising to be careful.

(2) In the search box above the list, type or paste insec and pause while the list is filtered

(3) Double-click the security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

(4) Assume this login could be easily stolen and avoid re-using it on important sites
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Re: Insecure password warning in Firefox...

Postby rebbonk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:02 am

Of course it'll fit; you just need a bigger hammer.
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