[LINK] Legal issues around security [was Question: How do you
mgm-ns at tardis.net
Mon Dec 20 19:41:46 EST 2004
On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 17:34:24 +1100, you wrote:
>I certainly hope so. St George has made a change to its Website; so you
>now get a panel opening up, advising you to change browsers. The choices
>offered are IE, and Netscape - Mozilla not listed.
Same for my large industry super fund, IE and Netscape Navigator only
supported. You can't log into their site with Firefox.
I emailed them asking that they look into supporting Firefox but, at
that time, Firefox was only in beta (0.9) which gave them an out:
"... it is still currently a Version 0.9 (beta) preview release and we
are awaiting the full release of Mozilla Firefox before assessing
take-up and demand from website visitors. The decision to provide
access to our secure website via Netscape and Microsoft browsers was
made very carefully on consideration of browser statistics and the
need to keep costs down and our change processes efficient (testing
new releases on our site across these two browsers and multiple
version types is time consuming and introducing new browsers adds
extra time to our development timeframes)."
They also helpfully pointed out that Firefox had security
vulnerabilities, in particular <http://secunia.com/advisories/12712/>
but neglected to make any mention of any IE security vulnerabilities.
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