PayPal recommends surfers don’t use Apple Safari to browse the web

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Michael Barrett, PayPal’s chief information security officer, is reported in the press today as recommending that surfers use Internet Explorer, Firefox or even Opera in preference to Apple’s web browser, Safari.

Safari is the default web browser which ships on Apple Mac computers, laptops and even the iPhone, but a version for Windows was also unveiled to the world in June 2007.

Safari doesn’t command the same kind of marketshare as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox (the latter of which is also available in an Apple Mac version), but it’s likely that many Apple owners have stuck with the default web browser which shipped with their computers. 

In PayPal’s opinion, Safari users are making a mistake.  PayPal thinks that (at the moment at least)…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.