[clug] New script based Phishing makes Windows even less safe.

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Tue Nov 9 08:56:55 GMT 2004

Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:
> Some informed people suggest that Firefox users are far less likely to
> be compromised than IE users.  (This may be mostly to do with better
> security usability design in Firefox.)

It could also be to do with clueless users not even knowing Firefox
exists, so Firefox probably has a dramatically different userbase than

> Banks that want to avoid the
> hassles of compromised customer accounts ought to strongly encourage
> people to use non-IE browsers, and to run them with ActiveX and
> similar things disabled.

Banks don't care because they don't accept the liability. If someone
phishes your access codes and steals your money, the bank will say "Too
bad" and point at the conditions of use for their internet banking
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