Tuesday, April 22, 2008

PayPal Bans Unsafe Browsers

Here's a novel twist in the browser and phishing wars. PayPal plans to ban unsafe browsers, according to eWeek and Finextra. What's an unsafe browser? Apparently, one like Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Apple's Safari, which doesn't have anti-phishing protection, like that provided by Firefox.

Now, newer versions of IE that support Extended Validation SSL would be allowed to access PayPal.

Then later, Computer World reported that PayPal said Safari wouldn't be barred.

Either way, turning the tables on users, forcing them to use protection is an aggressive, if interesting, move.

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