Report Passwords Add-On blocked from download - why?


Don H
 

Downloaded several addon's this morning but when I tried to download the report passwords addon I get the message that it can not be downloaded securily. What causes this?


 

Presuming you mean the stable version available from:  https://nvda-addons.org/files/get.php?file=rp 
it pretty much must be whatever security suite you're using.  Windows Security doesn't block it, but I can imagine that certain security suites sensitive to the word "password" itself might flag it as suspicious.

It really is a security violation to have password characters echoed.  You should be able to override the block, but not knowing what security suite you're using, and since I use Windows Security exclusively, I cannot tell you how.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill

 


Don H
 

I am using Windows security on a Windows 11 system

On 1/1/2022 10:19 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Presuming you mean the stable version available from:
https://nvda-addons.org/files/get.php?file=rp
<https://nvda-addons.org/files/get.php?file=rp>
it pretty much must be whatever security suite you're using.  Windows
Security doesn't block it, but I can imagine that certain security
suites sensitive to the word "password" itself might flag it as suspicious.

It really is a security violation to have password characters echoed.
You should be able to override the block, but not knowing what security
suite you're using, and since I use Windows Security exclusively, I
cannot tell you how.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*/The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the
right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment./*

        ~ Dorothy Nevill


 

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:21 AM, Don H wrote:
I am using Windows security on a Windows 11 system
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Then it's likely something that's changed/been added to Windows Security definitions under Windows 11.

You can override blocks and whitelist under Windows Security.  It's been ages since I've had something blocked, but in the message that pops up there used to be a link that had click-through text that didn't make it particularly obvious that the next thing you'd get was an option to allow anyway, or start that process, so I'd suggest trying to download again and taking very careful notice about what your options may be for continuing on in the initial message saying it's blocked.

I am still on Windows 10, Version 21H2, so cannot advise further since I cannot replicate the issue.
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill

 


Sarah k Alawami
 

If I remember correctly, the link is called “more info.” Not obvious, but that is what you will click to expand that dialogue. I have to do this for most of my flight simulation add ons I download and install, so now I’m on auto pilot. Pun very much intended.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, January 1, 2022 8:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Report Passwords Add-On blocked from download - why?

 

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:21 AM, Don H wrote:

I am using Windows security on a Windows 11 system

-
Then it's likely something that's changed/been added to Windows Security definitions under Windows 11.

You can override blocks and whitelist under Windows Security.  It's been ages since I've had something blocked, but in the message that pops up there used to be a link that had click-through text that didn't make it particularly obvious that the next thing you'd get was an option to allow anyway, or start that process, so I'd suggest trying to download again and taking very careful notice about what your options may be for continuing on in the initial message saying it's blocked.

I am still on Windows 10, Version 21H2, so cannot advise further since I cannot replicate the issue.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill

 


David Goldfield
 

I’m wondering if you’ve tried downloading the addon from a different Web browser.

 

 

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From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Report Passwords Add-On blocked from download - why?

 

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 11:21 AM, Don H wrote:

I am using Windows security on a Windows 11 system

-
Then it's likely something that's changed/been added to Windows Security definitions under Windows 11.

You can override blocks and whitelist under Windows Security.  It's been ages since I've had something blocked, but in the message that pops up there used to be a link that had click-through text that didn't make it particularly obvious that the next thing you'd get was an option to allow anyway, or start that process, so I'd suggest trying to download again and taking very careful notice about what your options may be for continuing on in the initial message saying it's blocked.

I am still on Windows 10, Version 21H2, so cannot advise further since I cannot replicate the issue.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill

 


 

On Sat, Jan 1, 2022 at 01:59 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
I’m wondering if you’ve tried downloading the addon from a different Web browser.
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An excellent question.  I must admit that, as time goes on, what I presume people will have tried before posting anywhere about a problem includes trying whatever is being problematic with one web browser with another.  And particularly so if the individual is a screen reader user, as the history of various screen readers "playing better" with certain browsers, as well as certain websites, is well-known.

In the case of Microsoft Edge, Windows SmartScreen often enters the picture where it will not with other browsers.
 
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Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

        ~ Dorothy Nevill