[LINK] Trustworthiness of Declarations of Untrustworthiness

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Mon Nov 14 15:09:40 AEDT 2011

Roger Clarke wrote:

> But it did something different today.
> It said"
>> Safari can't verify the identity of the website "wwww.nab.com.au"
> When I had a peek at the details, I found that you can't copy and
> paste the contents.  Another brilliant piece of programming, that is.

I just tried to secure login page at the following URL:


with both Safari and Mozilla (Seamonkey). Both accepted the certificate
as valid.

What I don't like is that the login page hides the tool bar that shows
you the web location. I had to re-enable the tool bar from the menu
in Safari but was unable to do the same in Mozilla. Damn Javascript.

> So is a mug punter meant to trust the declaration of
> untrustworthiness that was provided by Safari?

Yes, it would be very confusing, especially with intermittent success.

Here is my version of Safari: Version 5.1.1 (6534.51.22)


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