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To answer your first question, Netflix doesn't know your password. What Netflix and every other competent website out there does is hash your password using a one-way hashing scheme (MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2, etc.). What this does is essentially create a unique fixed-length hexadecimal fingerprint that identifies the string of text that is your password. For ...


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Netflix – like most other websites – doesn't care about your password during normal browsing. Instead, when you log in, Netflix has the browser store a 'cookie' with the login session ID. The browser sends it back every time it requests a new page. (Likewise, the password storage in Firefox is not used during normal browsing, but only for auto-filling the ...


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There's nothing wrong with Netflix. Just like almost all websites that you can log on, it stores a cookie on your PC which among other things, stores an encrypted data representing your password. Haven't you seen the same behavior on Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Windows Live and whatever account you may think of? Some web services may use cookies that are ...


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Response headers include: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 This is a message from the server to the browser telling it that the data it's sending is of a certain type (text/plain with UTF-8 encoding in this case), and the browser should interpret the data as such. The way the data is eventually displayed is up to the browser, but the browser should ...


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It was the proxy settings. Apparently somehow Firefox on this machine didn't understand how to use the system proxy settings ... but the symptoms were pretty weird. The router definitely blocks all http traffic on port 80 that doesn't pass through that server. So apparently for some sites firefox was correctly interpreting the system proxy config files, ...


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It's easy. Install the Change Bookmark Recent Folder List Length Firefox extension. It accomplishes exactly what you want. You can get it here. Many times, when you need Firefox to do something special or different, you can search here for an extension that will get the job done. Firefox is known to be the most customizable web browser in the world. ...


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To revert back to the old behaviour: Go to about:config. Search for browser.search.showOneOffButtons and set it to false. You need to restart your browser, otherwise you may experience issues like being able to use only one search engine.


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I believe that this might be as issue with firewall or due to routing or restriction in routing. To check disable the iptables in Debian using the command below and verify whether you are able to access the youtube. sudo ufw disable Note : Also try to pinging youtube from terminal and check whether you are getting success ping.


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Sites like Google often behave differently when copying a link or when clicking it. Like copying a link after searching for Super User, may simply give you http://superuser.com But when clicking it, Google will actually use JavaScript to send a HTTP POST to their server to count the fact that you clicked, and as a response they will then redirect you to ...


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It's not possible to change the number of currently visible recently used folders since the count is hardcoded in the Firefox sourcecode: Defined in browser/components/places/content/editBookmarkOverlay.js, line 6: const MAX_FOLDER_ITEM_IN_MENU_LIST = 5; Used in browser/components/places/content/editBookmarkOverlay.js, line 323: var numberOfItems = ...



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