Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 14:12 UTC
Internet Explorer Recent high-profile security problems with Internet Explorer have done little to dent its market share - or maybe not, according to conflicting reports on web browser use. Web analytics firm reckons that IE's global usage share is 85.85 per cent, an increase of 2.8 per cent since July 2006. Mozilla Firefox's open source browser claims second place with a share of 11.49 per cent, a decrease of 1.44 per cent since July 2006. Apple's Safari claimed 1.61 per cent (down 0.23 per cent), and Opera held 0.69 per cent of the market. However, statistics from websites tools firm Net Applications, cited by Ars Technica, paint a contrasting picture.
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RE[2]: This is randomness but...
by hal2k1 on Sat 14th Oct 2006 07:47 UTC in reply to "RE: This is randomness but..."
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//... sites out there that only work properly on IE. My internet banking site is just like that.//

Heavens above!

Internet banking is the very last thing you want to be doing if you are running IE.

Personally, I would only use my Banks Internet banking when I found it worked perfectly using Firefox on Linux if I spoofed the useragent. The bank was lying about "requires IE".

I let the bank know all about this. Since the banks terms & conditions said that if I was to use their Internet banking, I was responsible keep my system secure ... I let them know also that in order to do that I couldn't use IE.

Eventually (in the face of approx 20% of their customer using firefox) they gave in. Their site now "officially" supports Firefox (even though it unoficially did so all along).

Edited 2006-10-14 07:52

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sappyvcv Member since:

You don't trust your banks website? Ha ha, that's pretty funny.

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hal2k1 Member since:

You trust IE & Windows to use when you visit your bank site and enter your passwords? To get access to your own money?

Windows of the keylogger & other spyware/malware fame?

Hahahaha thats incredibly funny.

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