PayPal Plans to Ban Browsers Which Lack Anti-Phishing Features

Ryan Naraine, reporting for eWeek:

PayPal, one of the brands most spoofed in phishing attacks, is working on a plan to block its users from making transactions from Web browsers that don’t provide anti-phishing protection. […] “In our view, letting users view the PayPal site on one of these browsers is equal to a car manufacturer allowing drivers to buy one of their vehicles without seat belts,” said PayPal Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett.

Current versions of Safari lack the anti-phishing features PayPal plans to require.

Thursday, 17 April 2008