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Status: New idea

Hello, of course i have my password vault locked with primary password.

Unfortunately, remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my primary password. This is convenient for daily use because I don't need to enter their passwords anytime I open the browser. But when someone uses my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

This could happens at work, because office PC credentials are in charge at IT administrator, which could use my PC in case of support/installation/updates/etc. In these cases he can open Firefox and use my Google/Facebook account without entering any password.

So I suggest to add a Firefox option in order to allow user to protect also cookies login data under Firefox primary password (which is only known by me). In this case, without knowing the primary password, nobody but me will be able to use my personal accounts.

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Makes more sense to ask in Firefox a password to use it.

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I have encountered a similar situation. We use shared computers at work, and although we setup individual profiles, anyone is able to launch Firefox with someone else's profile and access their email and other services which are logged in via cookies. I trust my coworkers, but I would love to have a security option that could prevent accidental usage.

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Any chance to encrypt cookies and to protect from cookie hijack attacks thru master password?

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I support the idea too. Very useful in cases, where freedom of speech is under pressure.

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What I ended up doing was putting my profile into a VeraCrypt encrypted volume. This works well for my case and puts everything in the profile behind a password, not just passwords and cookies.