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Offline The Sniggler

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Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:00:03 AM »
Today, Bank of America's login page was blocked by Avast due to "URL Phising".

I had no trouble loggin in earlier, however, this blocking occured after Firefox updated to 69.

When I deleted the old BOFA bookmark and replaced it with a new one, I was again able to log in.

Any ideas?

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Re: Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 04:19:14 AM »
Since Bank of America controls the site, possible old url was obsolete.  Did you have a Firefox url phishing warning or was it Avast Online Security?
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Re: Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2019, 01:23:32 PM »
Since Bank of America controls the site, possible old url was obsolete.  Did you have a Firefox url phishing warning or was it Avast Online Security?

That is what I was thinking. This AM, I got on the second PC with FF60. Was able to log into BofA first time OK, but second time I got the website reset notification from FF. I noticed Avast Threat Blocked notice saying Avast aborted the (second) connection due to URL Phising infection.

Googled to BofA and got in OK with new url and bookmarked. However when I manually inputted the url, it was blocked again.

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Re: Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2019, 03:52:01 PM »
You can report a suspected FP (File/Website) here: https://www.avast.com/false-positive-file-form.php
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Re: Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 05:46:28 PM »
No issues here.  https://secure.bankofamerica.com/login/sign-in/signOnV2Screen.go  (URL taken from duckduckgo website)  No block.

Is the same url you are trying to use that is blocked?
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Re: Avast Blocked Bank of America Login After Firefox 69 Update???
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 03:01:23 AM »
No issues here.  https://secure.bankofamerica.com/login/sign-in/signOnV2Screen.go  (URL taken from duckduckgo website)  No block.

Is the same url you are trying to use that is blocked?

The url which returns the Avast abort & Firefox reset message is www.bankofamerica.com. This is the url which was in my bookmark for years. Secure.bankofamerica.com, which I have now changed to, works.