[thelist] Netscape 6+ insecure?

Peter Kaulback pkaulbak at idirect.ca
Fri Jun 28 09:06:01 CDT 2002

I use Mozilla 1 with various banks in Canada and it is fine, Opera is
another story....

Peter Kaulback

In the hour of 07:28 AM 6/28/2002 +0200, Chris Kaminski spoke this:

>Yesterday I tried to do some online banking with Mozilla and failed because
>CapitalOne redirects Moz to an 'unsupported browser' page claiming Netscape
>6+ has 'security issues.' Someone on another list helpfully pointed out that
>auto-fill of passwords could not be disabled from the server in early
>versions of NS6, and that might be the problem. That doesn't look to be the
>I sent them a complaint and they responded in pertinent part:
>     We regret any inconvenience you may have experienced
>     from our web site not supporting Netscape 6.0 or greater.
>     Currently, our website is compatible with only Netscape
>     Version 4.76 or Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater because
>     other browser versions are not able to consistently encrypt
>     and decode the information displayed on the secured pages
>     of our website.
>Anyone ever hear of such a thing?
>Sounds like malarkey to me, as Moz has no trouble with Citi Group's banking
>site, nor with PostBank's, nor have we had any trouble with the two SSL
>sites we've worked on.
>Oh, and this is another reason why some folks still use NN4.x: it's the only
>non-MS browser some large sites support. It's partly our own colleagues'
>fault that browser is still with us, apparently.
>chris.kaminski == ( design | code | analysis )
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