I have a Citibank MasterCard. I decided to check out Citibank's online
banking (http://home.da-us.citibank.com/docs2/directaccess/ ). I see under
"Sign-In" the following text:
If you're already a Citibank Checking account customer with a valid
Citicard and a Netscape 128-bit encryption browser, you're all set. Just
click here to go to the sign-in page and get started with Direct Access!
So I "click here" (
http://home02.da-us.citibank.com/docs2/directaccess/signin/ ) and I find
myself reading the following text:
I'm sorry, but the browser you are currently using is not supported
by Direct Access.
To use Direct Access, you need Netscape Navigator 3.0 with 128-Bit
encryption (domestic-grade encryption) -- one of the highest forms of
security available over the Internet.
Click Here to upgrade your browser.
Click here brings me to:
To use Direct Access you must have a 128-bit encryption browser --
one of the highest forms of security available for use over the Internet.
Click here <https://wwwus.netscape.com/usdl-bin/download/index.html> to
upgrade to Netscape's browser for free (Internet Explorer and AOL browsers
are not yet compatible with Direct Access).
And yes, my browser DOES support 128-bit encryption - Help/About reports MS
IE 4.0 version 4.72.2106.8, cipher strength: 128-bit supported.
Double-checking with Wells Fargo's browser test
(http://wellsfargo.com/per/services/browser/ ) reports:
Your browser employs 128-bit encryption (also called US-only
encryption), which is one of the strongest forms of encryption that's
commercially available for use over the Internet.
So I'd add this to the "MSIE need not apply" list.
Joseph S. Barrera III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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