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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:03 pm   Post subject: IE, Chrome and Safari vulnerable to fake PayPal certificate Reply with quote


Long story short: Firefox is the only secure browser for conducting PayPal transactions from Windows-based computers. This is because of a rogue PayPal SSL certificate that has been released "in the wild" by some people in desperate need of a life. Recommended versions of Firefox: 3.5 or 3.0.13 or later.

Users of non-Microsoft operating systems do not seem to be affected.

Here is a link to the original article.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:08 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


*sigh*

...fuckin microsoft... they need to buckle down and re-evaluate some things.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:16 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Cool, thanks Digi. I only use Firefox anyway but it is good to know.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:26 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


@aio: proof that some managers there are clueless.

@Brewer: you're most welcome. Eyes on the "patch Tuesday" (second Tuesday from each month) to see if they release the too-long-expected patch.

Please inform everyone you know and who may be using PayPal from a Windows computer. It is not PayPal's fault for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:45 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Hmm, doesn't mention Opera which is the browser I use when I don't feel like using Firefox. Will just stick to Firefox for Paypal transactions I guess. Mad
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@CJ: I don't know if Opera uses the Windows CryptoAPI, which is the defective component. Firefox uses its own cryptography library, that's why it was patched and it's safe. As you said, using FF for a while won't hurt.
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I believe Opera is actually similar in its structure to IE.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:38 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Metalheadbrewer wrote:
Cool, thanks Digi. I only use Firefox anyway but it is good to know.


me too, but thanks for info
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:44 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Wow, nice to know that Firefox is that trusted. Thanks for the information.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:57 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


well, I guess its time to get firefox. Thanks digi for the heads up.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:25 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Necrophagist666 wrote:
well, I guess its time to get firefox. Thanks digi for the heads up.


It was time to get Firefox since it was released LOL
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well, I guess its time to get firefox. Thanks digi for the heads up.


It was time to get Firefox since it was released LOL


So very true. We even switched to FF a year or so ago at work, you can't even use IE there. Grin
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my school still uses IE 6.... Mad
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Necrophagist666 wrote:
my school still uses IE 6.... Mad


Schools are very common to be THAT up to date (at least in Germany) Very Happy
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Hey, I also have IE6 at home, but that doesn't mean I'm using it LOL I mean, I'm still using Windows 2000 on my home computer and all I can say is that it's stabler and it doesn't act up in stupid ways like the Windows XP I use at work.

Btw, the last "patch Tuesday" was supposed to cover that hole in CryptoAPI, but the CryptoAPI patch seems to break other services. Many people had banged their heads against their desks because their servers suddenly stopped working after the last Microsoft Update. My advice: keep using safe browsers, as this patch seems to be unstable itself.
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