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2. Security > 11. Drop Miscellaneous Security Blocks

Drop Miscellaneous Security Blocks

If your computing environment is secure, then Firefox’s own security is of limited use.

To systematically address every single security restriction, you’ll have to read all the hacks in this chapter; it’s just too complex for one hack. This hack describes many common quick fixes. You might also want to read [Hack #7] .

Supply Passwords Automatically

You don’t need to constantly reassert your login credentials; you can get Firefox to do it for you. NTLM and dial-up passwords are described in [Hack #14] and [Hack #26] respectively; here, we cover web form passwords and cookies.

The Password Manager is turned on automatically when Firefox starts; all you get is a first-time warning when you use it. Setting a master password serves no purpose if you’re trying to defeat security, so the Password Manager saves you that hassle by default. You can stop the remembered passwords from ever expiring by setting this preference:


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