St George Bank vs the Browser

From some dumbass reason, when St George Bank made upgrades to their online banking system earlier on in the year, they managed to break just about every browser except for a small selection of Internet Explorer versions and one version of Netscape Navigator. Luckily for users of Mozilla browsers its as easy as changing your user agent string.

In your prefs.js file you’ll just need to add user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 [en] (Windows NT 5.1; U)"); to it. Solution courtesy of a SLUG list member.

2 thoughts on “St George Bank vs the Browser”

  1. Thanks dave. This works for firefox 0.9.1 also. This has saved me from months of misery (Now to understand what that line actually means……)

  2. It does not seem to work anymore with Firefox 1.0.1 and higher. Looks like the minute security holes are fixed by firefox, St George has trouble talking to it 🙂

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