Forgive me for being a big dirty fanboy, but Firefox is amazing, no doubt about it. I had my brother come upto me and say that the Script Kiddies in his class thought IE7 was better “because it has tabs”. I promptly disowned him.
However, it does have it’s moments.
Cue the anti phishing device. A email from e-bay perked my interest, I clicked on the link (paypalchristmas.co.uk), and the Firefox anti-phishing device kicked in.
Oooh, nice of Firefox to protect me, but there’s one problem – the site is legit.
I’ve fired off an e-mail to paypal, enquiring about it, and I don’t blame Firefox – after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry. But it has amused me greatly. How does Firefox decide what is phishing and what isn’t? Is it user based? There’s a button underneath the “Ignore this Warning” which has the words “this site isn’t phishing”, is there a way of saying that a site is phishing? If there is, what’s there to stop 100′s of Firefox fanboys going to, say, Amazon and saying that it is a phishing site?
Now that – whilst bad for Amazon – would be rather impressive.*
* I cannot be held responsible should Amazon go out of business overnight….
EDIT: Just got this e-mail from Paypal, just to be sure.
Dear Rhys Wynne,
Thank you for contacting PayPal in relation to a Christmas Promotion
that we have in place at the moment.
I can confirm Mr. Wynne, that this is an official PayPal email and web address.
[Promotional Blurb Here]
Resolution Services Department
PayPal, an eBay Company
So there you go!