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Paypal to block 'unsafe browsers

Discussion in 'Payment Processing' started by gkd_uk, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Web payment firm Paypal has said it will block "unsafe browsers" from using its service as part of wider anti-phishing efforts.

    Customers will first be warned that a browser is unsafe but could then be blocked if they continue using it.

    Paypal said it was "an alarming fact that there is a significant set of users who use very old and vulnerable browsers such as Internet Explorer 4".

    Phishing attacks trick users into handing over sensitive data.

    Paypal said some users were still using Internet Explorer 3 , released more than 10 years ago. It lacks many of the security and safety features needed to protect users from phishing and other online attacks.

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  2. itconstruct

    itconstruct New Member Webmaster

    Wow that's interesting.

    I thought that most people had stopped using ie 3 and 4.

    At least that is what I had read when I was learning how to program sites, etc.

    Do most sites even display under those browsers still??
  3. dman_2007

    dman_2007 Guest

    They are rendered but with messed up layout most likely, i wonder why doesn't it bother people using these ancient browsers.
  4. stefan_w

    stefan_w New Member Webmaster

    He is a understandable claim. The paypal inside his system the users' protection the capital viewpoint. It is necessary to protect the user from himself:sweat::D
  5. hasan_889

    hasan_889 New Member Webmaster

    IE 3/4 is old enough ... any idea if any modern browser is in the list?

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