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

Pearl pearl.louis at anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 11 01:00:16 GMT 2004

Really?  I never noticed that it required javascript (I never turn off 
javascript).  Still, I think the most important thing is it has worked for 
ages in Linux, even in non-Gecko based browsers without you needing to do 
anything special.  You have to give Commonwealth credit for that...


On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:55 am, Bob Edwards wrote:
> Your definition of "plain HTML" and mine are a little different.
> Whilst I agree that the Commonwealth Bank site runs without requiring
> Java support at the browser, it does require Javascript - arguably a
> more insidious threat on some browsers. Requiring Javascript at the
> browser disqualifies it from "plain HTML" in my book.
> Cheers,
> Bob Edwards.
> Pearl wrote:
> > 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).
> >
> > Pearl

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