We all know that we should floss. It’s a good preventative action for your teeth and gums. It’s just that it’s good for you and your hygienist/dentist recommends it. So, if you’re like me, you grudgingly do it. They’re just looking out for you.
I had another case of someone looking out for me this morning. It was Mozilla and the Firefox browser. I opened my browser and got a WARNING, WARNING, WARNING. (OK, emphasis is mine)
But the last thing you need in the morning is something to go wrong with your computer when your first coffee hasn’t kicked in.
Add-ons are my best friend. I can’t imagine a browsing experience without them. Actually, I can – I’ve used Microsoft’s Edge…
Of all the add-ons, who is the guilty party? It turns out to be one of the most important to me and my failing memory – LastPass. It saves my passwords so my mind doesn’t have to. What would I do? This could be serious. Not only does it save passwords, but I use it to generate supposedly tough to crack passwords when I go to a new site and need one generated.
I did what every irrational person would do in this case. I quit Firefox and reloaded it. Same results. What do they say about doing the same thing over again and expecting different results?
Next step was a little more rational. Maybe there was something wrong with the add-on. Into the hamburger menu I go and deleted it and install a new copy from the Firefox add-on collection. Of course, Firefox wants to restart before I can use it. I do it, and I’m back in business. I’m happy.
Now to do what I should have done in the first place – check the LastPass support site to see what’s going on. There indeed was an issue with Firefox 43 and a quick explanation tells the reader to do what I did. Not my first step, but the second one!
Now, it’s time to dig a little deeper into this add-on signing and it’s off to the Firefox site for details.
It’s a good read and one that I would suggest be done with students. There’s lots to chew on with this.
Does your browser have your back?