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PaulD
19-08-2009, 12:46 PM
A neighbour has been having trouble with access to ANZ internet banking freezing after logon at the point where you click to proceed to internet banking. The computer is admittedly rather old on Win98 IE6.

The ANZ bank website just states that 128 bit encryption is required with no mention of operating system. The bank's helpdesk say that Win 98 & 2K are no longer supported at all. Vague waffle about changes made in the last few weeks.

Has anyone else run into this?

Trev
19-08-2009, 01:15 PM
No. Works alright for me.
:)

nofam
19-08-2009, 01:18 PM
A neighbour has been having trouble with access to ANZ internet banking freezing after logon at the point where you click to proceed to internet banking. The computer is admittedly rather old on Win98 IE6.

The ANZ bank website just states that 128 bit encryption is required with no mention of operating system. The bank's helpdesk say that Win 98 & 2K are no longer supported at all. Vague waffle about changes made in the last few weeks.

Has anyone else run into this?

I seriously wouldn't be doing internet banking on IE6, let alone on Win98! :yuck:

Zippity
19-08-2009, 02:09 PM
I seriously wouldn't be doing internet banking on IE6, let alone on Win98! :yuck:

Rather than just make a knee jerk reaction like that, why not back up your statement?

pctek
19-08-2009, 02:13 PM
Rather than just make a knee jerk reaction like that, why not back up your statement?

I agree with him.
There aren't any antimalwares for Win98 anymore.
It's asking for trouble if they haven't already got malware now.
Time for an upgrade.

nofam
19-08-2009, 02:25 PM
Rather than just make a knee jerk reaction like that, why not back up your statement?

Dude, seriously?


Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 was released in late 2001. For its time, it was a decent browser, but in 2009, it is still in use by a significant portion of the web population, and its time is now up.

As any web developer will tell you, working with IE 6 is one of the most difficult and frustrating things they have to deal with on a daily basis, taking up a disproportionate amount of their time. Beyond that, IE 6's support for modern web standards is very lacking, restricting what developers can create and holding the web back.

The main complaints against IE6 are:

* not supporting CSS v2.
* instability The following line crashes IE6: prototypebindbindAsEventListener
* security vulnerability Secunia reported on Jan. 10, 2009 142 vulnerabilities in IE6 with 22 unpatched
* not supporting PNG transparency
* no HTML 5 support

Major web sites like YouTube, Digg, Orkut, Facebook are against IE6 and would like to see it disappear over night if possible. For example, users accessing Facebook with IE6 are prompted to upgrade to a better browser.

The mere fact it's now been superseded by 2 major releases should tell you all you need to know.

No browser is bullet-proof, but using such a deprecated browser is just asking for trouble

rob_on_guitar
19-08-2009, 02:32 PM
No probs with anz from my end.

PaulD
19-08-2009, 02:38 PM
I agree with him.
There aren't any antimalwares for Win98 anymore.
It's asking for trouble if they haven't already got malware now.
Time for an upgrade.

Probably right. Although there are recent versions that still work on Win98.

How often though do you find evidence of malware without a browsing history making it obvious why the computer was infected?

nofam
19-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Very often actually - that's why people get infections nowadays with *necessarily* going to porn/warez sites; drive-by malware infections can happen at legitimate (or seemingly legitimate) sites that have been compromised. Often you're tricked into clicking a button that actually allows activex code to be installed on your PC.

Zippity
19-08-2009, 02:53 PM
If you had stated that in your earlier reply, your response would have been more worthwhile :)

nofam
19-08-2009, 03:04 PM
If you had stated that in your earlier reply, your response would have been more worthwhile :)

Sorry man - yeah should've just posted that first up :thumbs:

pctek
19-08-2009, 04:14 PM
Probably right. Although there are recent versions that still work on Win98.



Like? Cause I've tried them. They were fine up until about 3 weeks ago.

Sweep
19-08-2009, 04:21 PM
I have just got back home from trying to fix a kiwibank problem which is not a problem computerwise at her end.

She can not log on with the access code and password she is using but I finally tried logged on to ANZ using her computer and my credentials.

That worked but the problem I found was that I do not want her codes or password for her bank. She was advised to send off an email to the bank.

No reply before I left. I thought it may be a keyboard problem so opened up Word and asked her to type in the password so she could see what was typed in rather than ****** No keyboard fault.

Win XP home with XP2 and IE8 as browser.

johcar
20-08-2009, 09:30 AM
Don't use IE myself, except when I have no choice (on site at a corporate client). I had to stop using Opera because the ANZ site wasn't compatible with the version following 9.24 (and subsequent ones). Now using FF3.5.2 - which has ALSO broken the ANZ website for me. So now I use Google Chrome. I wonder how long it will take before Chrome gets an upgrade that will break the ANZ site? I guess I could try Safari....

PaulD
20-08-2009, 10:09 AM
Thanks for your replies.

Neighbour will try accessing account from this PC sometime to check that it is actually possible. Then the next step is to decide whether to upgrade computer or bank.