PayPal blocking ‘unsafe browsers’

Small Business Blog's credit card was hi-jacked last week, resulting in the immediate shut-down of said account. Luckily the sum in question was just 51p, which apparently, is why it was picked up by the credit card company. All credit (ha, ha, no pun intended....) to them for picking it up so quickly - less than an hour I think.

The BBC website recently carried the story of PayPal blocking ‘unsafe browsers' (read more here), claiming that "there is a significant set of users who use very old and vulnerable browsers such as Internet Explorer 4".

The article goes on to say that Paypal said it supported the use of Extended Validation SSL Certificates. Browsers which support the technology highlight the address bar in green when users are on a site that has been deemed legitimate. The latest version of Internet Explorer support EV SSL certificates, while Firefox 2 supports it with an add-on but Apple's Safari browser for Mac and PCs does not.

With the recent release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1, - a look at why and how the new security features are proving so popular might be a good idea.

Just spotted another BBC article talking about how huge the problem of net fraud really is.

Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    In true Microsoft fashion, no sooner has one product (IE7) come out than the next one looms large on

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