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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Safari Web Browser and Online Fraud

Safari Web Browser and Online Fraud
PayPal says no…

By Kellep A. Charles
Published on March 11, 2008, 12:38 AM EST

PayPal the leading e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet recently did not recommend Apple’s Safari web browser when conducting tractions on their website. Safari currently does not have two very important anti-phishing security features that detects and prevents online fraud to occur. Internet Explore 7, Firefox 2 and Opera do have these critical anti-phishing features and have made the PayPal recommended list.

Michael Barrett, Chief Information Security Officer at PayPal stated, “Apple, unfortunately, is lagging behind what they need to do, to protect their customers”.

My recommendation to Mac OS X user on protecting yourself from online fraud is to not use Safari until Apple adds the anti-phishing capabilities. Even though Safari is the default web browser on the Mac OS X platform, Firefox and Opera are viable solutions.

Send an email to Apple and tell them to get on the ball…

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