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Anyone recognize this password manager?


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#1 flycaster

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:44 AM

Lately within the last month or so, when a site on Firefox (with Noia Fox as my theme) asks for its password (I use Lastpass as my active PW mgr and Keepass as an inactive backup), I am also getting a drop down prompt asking if I want to save the PW. I don't recognize where this drop down is coming from. Also, I have run numerous virus/malware scans (at least once every 3-4 days) with negative results. Of course, I would like to disable this drop down. Here is a thread I started on the FF forum (http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... &t=2943395) and here's a full screen capture with the drop down in the top middle...

 
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Edited by hamluis, 02 July 2015 - 09:25 AM.
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 07:52 AM

That's the message from browser itself,i use LastPass as well and i always get that popup. But you can disable it if you wish.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:02 AM

Hi flycaster :)

Like Firehouse said, this message comes from Mozilla Firefox itself, as it also have a "password manager" (which is insecure so I wouldn't use it). If you want to disable these prompts, follow the instructions in the link below.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/973240

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:05 AM

Usually when you enter a password that isn't in Lastpass,it will give you prompt do you want to save it. I never used Firefox built-in password manager itself because i don't trust it.



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:10 AM

Thanks for the accurate replies.  It is interesting to note that when I posted on FF, no one recognized it.  However, at that time, I did check tools>options>security and the pw save boxes were not checked.  Thus I wrongly surmised that the dropdown prompt was not from FF - FF folks were right!  But looking at the boxes now, they were checked...very strange as I never intended to use FF's pw mgr???  The boxes are now unchecked, for sure.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:13 AM

The password manager is enabled by default on Mozilla Firefox. So if you ever reset its settings to default, it'll be enabled.

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 08:51 AM

The password manager is enabled by default on Mozilla Firefox. So if you ever reset its settings to default, it'll be enabled.

This is most likely what has happened.  And even though I choose not to use FF's pw mgr, I am probably getting the pw prompt when I update FF as maybe the update also resets the pw mgr parameters???



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 09:07 AM

It's probable that an update of the program reset that parameter, yes. It's not uncommon for this to happen.

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