Browser for online banking/shopping?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ryvius819, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Ryvius819 macrumors member

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    I just got my first macbook so I don't know much about osx security. If I want to do some online banking and shopping, which browser should I use? Also, is OSX safe enough that as long as I connect at home with a WPA2 wireless network, my info will never be leaked or is there something more I have to do?
     
  2. nanvinnie macrumors regular

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    i just use firefox and i haven't had any problems hitherto
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I always use Safari and I've never had any problems.
     
  4. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Back when I had a Windows machine I used Firefox just fine. With my iMac I use Safari exclusively and have had no problems at all with online banking/shopping. Good luck!
    Morod
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    I use Safari for everything, however a couple of sites like eBay doesn't work with Safari, so for that use Firefox or Camino.

    http://firefox.com/
    http://caminobrowser.org/

    And your perfectly safe wherever you connect.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    Safari will be fine.

    Although OS X is secure, it doesn't protect from user stupidity - as in if you are shopping on what you think is a legit website and enter your bank detail.
     

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