PayPal to ban unsafe browsers.

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PayPal is going to ban unsafe browsers (i.e. browsers that do not have strong anti-phishing mechanisms). This would leave out Safari.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=1586
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I think it's easy to understand why with the amount of phishing schemes built around the use of paypal.
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Is it just Safari, or has anything else been named ?
I didn't see a yay or nay for Opera.
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Well that seems kind of stupid, for two reasons: 1.) apple should build that feature into safari, and 2.) that is just plain foolish on paypal's part. Because lets say that a some-what computer illiterate person uses their apple computer for the exact purpose of emailing their grandkids or whoever, with the exception of buying little ceramic figurines on ebay. They would be out of luck wouldn't they? I'd sue. :)
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Firefox is available for Mac OSX so it really isn't that dumb of an idea.
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I agree. I actually prefer Firefox over Safari on my PowerBook.
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that's wholesale "shooting from the hip" move by PayPal. its like having your house declined by a Fire Insurance coverage just because you dont have fire extinguishers installed.
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I'd actually liken it more to fire alarms than extinguishers.
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I honestly don't see this as a bad thing. At least they're showing some initiative in prevention.
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neksus wrote:
I honestly don't see this as a bad thing. At least they're showing some initiative in prevention.

Yeah exactly ... there are some sites out there the look PRECISELY like other sites, and people that don't know too much about computers WILL fall for these things, but by making sure those people have these filters built in to their browsers will make it much less likely that they'd be scammed ...
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I still get emails that want me to confirm my identity on a weekly basis, and I prompty forward them to the paypal and/or ebay phishing department.
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My question is: Why don't apple have these features? :shock:
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markus, It appears Apple started work on the features but left them out at the last minute because they started running behind schedule.
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joebert wrote:
markus, It appears Apple started work on the features but left them out at the last minute because they started running behind schedule.


So, it can be expected that they will be in a future update?
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I just got a Safari update prompt :) lol
don't know what it covers though

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