[shameless plug] Re: [clug] New script based Phishing makes Windows even less safe.

Pearl pearl.louis at anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 10 12:59:47 GMT 2004

Commonwealth also uses plain HTML with encryption and have for years.  They do 
use java to display a banner ad though.  Why they choose to do this is beyond 
my comprehension because as far as I can tell it is simply a plain banner ad.  
All I know is if I don't have java installed the only thing that doesn't work 
is the banner ad.  It works in Konqueror, Opera and Gecko based browsers (in 
Windows and Linux).


On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 11:48 am, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> On 9 Nov 2004, at 11:34, Daniel McNamara wrote:
> > Whilst banks should make their Internet banking portals as OS
> > independent as possible there are quite few issues behind the scenes
> > that people generally don't pay attention to ( security, support,
> > cost, contractors, management requirements etc). Banks are slowly
> > getting the idea they need to support other OS's and like any large
> > organisation change will take a while (immutable law of business).
> The Credit Union Of Canberra uses a plain HTML over TLS internet
> banking system. They don't yet use one-time-pad systems, but not many
> banks in Australia are that switched on just yet.
> The CUoC was previously (years ago) using a Java applet, which never
> quite worked properly on anything except IE. Eventually (after enough
> complaints?), they switched over to the plain-web banking system we
> have now. It works better, looks nicer, and runs faster than the old
> system. I like it.
> The best bit is, it works just as well on any browser that I use -
> Microsoft IE, Netscape 4.7, Mozilla 1.x, Firefox, OmniWeb, Safari and
> even iCab. I haven't tried it in Lynx yet.
> Regards
> Alex
> "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we
> can solve them."  --Isaac Asimov

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