Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Jan. 23 2008,15:40
I have never liked java. It's slow. It's bloated. It takes space. If you haven't ever tried to start Netbeans, be warned.
So far I have had a choice. There was nothing I couldn't get without java. But now, my bank is forcing it on everyone.
They announced it in december. That they "need improved security only java can offer". As soon as I heard I mailed them a slightly heated feedback.
I'm quite sure there are better ways than java to have security. What they do is forcing something on everyone, closing some people out.
What's next, forced Flash 9 or you can't email?
They happen to offer the best interest rates around here. But after that I couldn't use their web access, at all. Should I switch banks?
Right after new year they stopped my login every time, saying I need to download java, before february, or else. And that I don't seem to be using IE. And instructions how to get java for IE. So far I've gotten in after that.
They said the "new security" will look exactly the same. Ask the same things, aka one of your personal disposable security numbers. How the heck can something that slows my comp and browser down improve security?
What if it crashes my browser in the middle of typing a transaction?
It only brings trouble, not security.
Any comments welcome, even "go get java you sucker".
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