[Pine-info] getross - email privacy /security of system
bq550 at scn.org
Wed Nov 8 21:15:36 PST 2006
On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Ryan Barrett wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Nov 2006, Ross wrote:
>> long ago. Mozilla is recognized by financial websites &
>> prefered for most all applications at same.
> for the record, some banks and financial services co's may
> prefer mozilla software, but definitely not the majority.
That does not surprise me. The security of many U.S. banks is
apparently blowing apart, ID theft, accounts highjacked. Atty
Gen & FBI investigations prove that. I imagine most use MS
The reference I made was to the financial websites I visited,
primarily non-banking type, unless foreign. U.S. banks I
avoid. Check out the digital gold / money / cash / currency
websites, & gold exchanges. Some go so far as to suggest not
using MSIE, & openly promote & offer Mozilla or even another
browser that escapes me for now. All for security reasons. MS
still fools many People & businesses though. Hype sells,
though I suspect Linux will ultimately take over.
> the main concerns are usually 1) SSL/TLS encryption and key
> length, 2) cert handling, and 3) browser security holes. in
> recent history, at least, i'm not sure that IE's track
> record on those is significantly worse than firefox's. even
> if it is, most of the financial co's haven't changed their
I am not sure about Firefox, I guess it is a stand alone
version of Mozilla Suite/Navigator Browser. AOL still uses
Netscape Navigator as their browser it appears, which is for
several years now a Mozilla creation.
I read something technical, recently, that suggests Linux &
Apple are safer than MS with SSL. I do not know about that,
but many People think IE is a security risk, & gold People are
one of the groups. I consider their warnings seriously.
> of course, public opinion might differ, but public opinion
> rarely reflects just the facts. :P
Public opinion can often be misleading.
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