PayPal denies Safari block
PayPal has denied claims that it intends to block Safari users from its site on because of poor security, although it confirms that users of older browser versions will be refused access.
Earlier this month the company announced plans for new security measures, including blocking access to “insecure browsers”, including older versions of Internet Explorer such as 3.0 and 4.0.
However, previous claims from PayPal that Safari was “lagging behind” on security caused many to speculate that Apple’s browser would be among those blocked by the site. PayPal has now denied that this is the case.
“PayPal is developing features to block customers from logging into PayPal when using obsolete browsers on outdated or unsupported operating systems. An example of such a browser/OS combination might be, for example, Internet Explorer 4 running on Windows 98,” says PayPal corporate communications spokesman, Michael Oldenburg, speaking to 9to5Mac.
“In doing so, we better protect our customers from viewing a phishing site through their browser. We have absolutely no intention of blocking current versions of any browsers, including Apple’s Safari, from our website.”