Opera 9.1 has anti-phishing support

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  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Changes are as follows:

    • Fixed handling of access keys on Web pages with frames.
    • Fixed an instability connected with delayed entry of the Master password.
    • Deleting of newsfeeds in the panel now both unsubscribes and deletes.
    • Improved performance for elements with both :focus and :hover.
    • Fixed an issue with opacity on links that have images nested within them.
    • New Fraud Protection feature (a phishing filter).
    • Changed Wand data to a new format. The upgrade to this new format is not reversible.
    • Multiple stability issues solved, including crashes on Gmail and Google Maps.
    • Changed the Mozilla User Agent string to include Firefox identification.
    • Improved handling of Web site logins on slow connections.
    • Cancellation of torrent downloads now functions as expected.
    • Mac-zipped widgets now function as expected.
    • When masking as Internet Explorer, the platform is masked as Windows XP.
    • When saving multiple times, use the directory saved to during the previous save operation.

    Now that Opera has support and Firefox 2.0 has both inbuilt support and an extension from PhishTank, how long until Safari will have anti-phishing support?
     
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  3. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari will have anti-phishing when Leopard comes along, I believe
     
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  5. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    It would be good if they found a way to support it through WebKit, not around it, but I suppose that would be too good. If nothing else, they could build hooks into WebKit allowing any WebKit-based browser to apply filtering in a standard way with commonly available plug-ins. That could even possibly help the Konqueror people, too.
     
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    Apple's method isn't much better than M$'s close source IE, its intention is pretty clear too, its business, i guess money is all they care, always, no surprise.
     
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    So, Safari users will have to wait until March. Perhaps, Apple should put Safari on an individual schedule.
     
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    March, or even later. It would be great if Apple were to start releasing Safari stand-alone again, but I don't see that happening. Updates to OS X's bundled apps make great incentive to upgrade...
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    like i said, business, as always, really wonder why those open source people would like to work for this project when it is so anti-open source spirit.
     
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    Maybe I'll try this out tomorrow. But, as usual, I probably will hate Opera. I just can't stand the way it works.
     
  12. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I don't like Opera that much but it's much better than in the version 5 days. It's always good to have an alternative.
     
  13. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Safari was never open source. Webkit is, but they are not the same. Safari is an application that uses webkit to render websites. The same goes for Omniweb and Shiira. If you wanted to skip Safari's slow update rate, you can always get webkit from the source: http://webkit.org/

    But that doesn't change the fact that safari nor webkit offers anti-phishing tools at the moment. I just wanted to make the point that Safari is not open source and it's developers don't think of it that way either.
     
  14. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    You're mostly talking about the same thing, but there is a third issue: the WebKit browser. It's a lousy name because it's taken from the WebKit framework, upon which it's based.

    WebKit (the Apple framework) is based on KHTML, used by Konqueror on KDE and all of those are open source.
     
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    Anyone know the plugin I would need to install for embeded youtube videos to show in Opera?
     
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    I would guess you would need to install Flash for something like that.
     

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