Saturday, April 19, 2008

PayPal Plans to Block Safari and Old Browsers - New York Times

Think different...

PayPal, eBay Inc.'s payment service and the frequent target of fraudsters, plans to block browsers that don't include anti-phishing features from accessing its site.

Under PayPal's plan, Apple Inc.'s Safari would be banned completely, while only older versions of its rivals Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer and Mozilla Corp.'s Firefox would be barred.

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PayPal's mentioned that before: in February, Barrett said users should steer clear of Apple's browser because it wasn't up to snuff. "Apple, unfortunately, is lagging behind what they need to do to protect their customers," Barrett said then. "Safari has got nothing in terms of security support, only SSL, that's it."

PayPal Plans to Block Safari and Old Browsers - New York Times

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