PayPal to block access to site for Safari users over phishing concerns


Would all Web browsers considered safe by PayPal please take one step forward?

Not so fast, Safari.

PayPal is planning on barring usage of its site by browsers that don’t include Firefox-like anti-phishing features in the near future. This would include Safari and many older browsers, effectively giving Firefox and Internet Explorer the only real access to its site.

Many other smaller browsers do include anti-phishing technology, but they’re market share is negligible when compared to the big two.

No word on if Apple is planning on including anti-phishing features in the next version of Safari, but considering all the other competitors do so, it’s likely. In the mean time, your using something else for PayPal.