How to make online donation to World Vision

Asked by Marty McLaren on 2010-04-25

I went to make an online donation to World Vision for the Haiti relief effort. When I was ready to complete the donation, at step 4, I believe, the "continue" button was inert. I emailed WV, and was told that:

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the "Payment
Information" section of the check out process. It is temporarily
incompatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. If you are using
either one of these browsers, please try using Internet Explorer for
making a donation at this time.

Should I just wait it out, or can you suggest a bypass?

Thanks,

Martha

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2010-04-26
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2010-04-25
Best Tom (tom6) said : #1

Hi :)

I would really recommend trying to sit&wait for them to sort it out at their end. There's not much you can do when people insist on using unsafe formats for financial transactions! Hopefully they will stop using ActiveX or whatever they are doing that can't be easily used by anything other than IE. ActiveX is a really handy tool for allowing remote hackers to copy sensitive information from your machine and plant malicious code. i am sure that is not the intention of the people who created the site but at best they are unwittingly exposing people unnecessarily to threats that are well known and often get written up. Occasionally patches are released to cover flaws in ActiveX and then we hear about another exploit soon afterwards.

Hopefully you can use "user switching agent" to make Firefox appear to be IE, but this does depend on them not requiring ActiveX. From the Firefox menus click on

Tools - AddOns - "Get AddOns"

and use the search feature to find "switcher agent" and "User switcher agent" should be top of the list. Once installed it should give you a menu of which web-browsers you want your Firefox to appear to be to web-sites as you surf the internet

Take care!
Regards from
Tom :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer. When I have time for this
again, I may try your suggestion. OTOH, just waiting doesn't sound too
hard! Thanks again,

Marty

On Sun, 2010-04-25 at 23:51 +0000, Tom wrote:
> Your question #108371 on eog in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eog/+question/108371
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Tom proposed the following answer:
> Hi :)
>
> I would really recommend trying to sit&wait for them to sort it out at
> their end. There's not much you can do when people insist on using
> unsafe formats for financial transactions! Hopefully they will stop
> using ActiveX or whatever they are doing that can't be easily used by
> anything other than IE. ActiveX is a really handy tool for allowing
> remote hackers to copy sensitive information from your machine and plant
> malicious code. i am sure that is not the intention of the people who
> created the site but at best they are unwittingly exposing people
> unnecessarily to threats that are well known and often get written up.
> Occasionally patches are released to cover flaws in ActiveX and then we
> hear about another exploit soon afterwards.
>
> Hopefully you can use "user switching agent" to make Firefox appear to
> be IE, but this does depend on them not requiring ActiveX. From the
> Firefox menus click on
>
> Tools - AddOns - "Get AddOns"
>
> and use the search feature to find "switcher agent" and "User switcher
> agent" should be top of the list. Once installed it should give you a
> menu of which web-browsers you want your Firefox to appear to be to web-
> sites as you surf the internet
>
> Take care!
> Regards from
> Tom :)
>

Thanks Tom, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #4

You are welcome :)
Regards from
Tom :)