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View Poll Results: Online Banking / Online Shopping in Linux
Yes 9 81.82%
No 0 0%
Don't Care 2 18.18%
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Old 02-26-2004, 05:34 PM   #1
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Online Banking / Online Shopping in Linux?


I am not sure what I would do as of yet. That is why I have this poll setup
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:35 PM   #2
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Mod could you move this to security? Sorry forgot to move to security
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:37 PM   #3
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What is your actual poll about? I think this is more suited to General as it stands.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Basically What do people think about doing there online banking or buying something online. I wnat to see if people think Linux is secure enough to do these things.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:42 PM   #5
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Linux is as secure as you make it. Your pc/server/laptop is as secure as you make it - both software-wise and physically. The question should be, esp. in light of recent hacks/phishing/scams is - are the online banking/shopping sites secure?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:44 PM   #6
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Do you have any specific examples or comparisons between Lin and Win and how Lin would be better / more secure?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:45 PM   #7
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ok could you fix that for me since I cannot, or should I amke a new one?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 05:46 PM   #8
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No, don't start a new thread. This one will be moved in due course.

In future though I would post your question fully in your first post. If you need to add more info to it, just use the edit button.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 06:03 AM   #9
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I do online shopping in Linux (how could it be any less safe than Windows?) and I would do online banking, too, if only my chip drive was supported properly. Online banking is one of the last uses I have for Windows.

Robin
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:04 AM   #10
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Its more of which server and site you choose.

Its not of the client-side security, but of the server-side security. That's where Linux and SSH come in.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 01:58 PM   #11
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You'll find that some vendors' sites won't work though.

Personally, I've had really good luck, but occasionally I still run across the odd site that won't work without Windows and IE6.

Those sites send a clear message to me: "Please don't do business with us."

 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:00 PM   #12
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Konqueror can identify itself as IE, afaik. This could be a workaround for the non-standards compliant pages.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:07 PM   #13
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Konqueror can identify itself as IE, afaik. This could be a workaround for the non-standards compliant pages.
Yeah, but not everything works with it, because it's not always just browser identification that makes the difference. Opera can identify itself as just about anything, but some crap scripting will only function with IE as your browser, unfortunately.

On the up side, I'm encountering fewer and fewer of those lately, and most of the bigger, better-known e-commerce sites will work with most newer non-IE browsers regardless of your OS platform.

Last edited by Melkor; 02-27-2004 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:36 PM   #14
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I have yet to run into a site that doesn't work with Opera 7.23...used it for my web banking and my SO has used it for some online shopping.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 02:46 PM   #15
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I have yet to run into a site that doesn't work with Opera 7.23...used it for my web banking and my SO has used it for some online shopping.
Land's End's website was behaving funny for me just the other night in Opera 7.23. It wouldn't display any of the product images.

It worked fine in Mozilla and Konqueror though.

I dunno. That's why I always make sure I have access to multiple browsers. 99% of the stuff I surf on the web works fine in Opera, but every once in a while I encounter something that doesn't.
 
  


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