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redwolfe_98
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reply to cme032

Re: firefox secure?

after reading the thread at mozillazine, and related info at "bugzilla", and more about FF's "private browsing", i think the problem is a bug in FF 19's "private browsing" where it is saving cookies when they shouldn't be being saved.. apparently the cookies are only saved for as long as the FF-browser is kept open..

Mele20
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I just read the thread. I think there probably is a bug. But I think the bigger problem is that Fx appears to exit immediately upon closing. But that is false...always (at least on XP, Vista, Win 8). It takes anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes for Fx to exit fully. Sometime ago, because of this in every version Fx that I have used (now on 17.0.3 ESR), I ALWAYS open Task Manager and check to see if Fx has actually exited. I think the folks in the thread were experiencing this slow exit of Fx where it appears to exit immediately...but doesn't.
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therube

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Are they (do they have to) restart their browser after closing Private Browsing, or does FF 19 offer Private Browsing per Tab?

If the former, then you would not be able to restart (the same Profile) until FF has completely exited from memory, regardless of how long it takes. (You would get a "browser in use" message.)


fatness
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reply to redwolfe_98
said by redwolfe_98:

after reading the thread at mozillazine, and related info at "bugzilla", and more about FF's "private browsing", i think the problem is a bug in FF 19's "private browsing" where it is saving cookies when they shouldn't be being saved.

That's the way I read it also with my limited understanding. And that the retained cookies are no visible to the user.
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cme032

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reply to therube
i did flush all data, received same browser in usage message...yet restarted the os...

same happened. used memtest...issues magically gone...

however i did not complete the memtest...only used it for 1 hour and 30 mins....

mysteries.....

slajoh01

join:2005-04-23
Download this add-on STIG from the Forge.mil site
»forge.mil/Resources-Firefox.html

dod_configuration

Install it, and under options, click on APPLY STIGs. Then it should be secure enough. I dont think its the FULL version STIG though, but a nice free Add-ON to have for FF. I have this too, and it does warn you that it might "break" things, but so far everything works smoothly.

The site is also maintained by DISA.