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posted by martyb on Friday December 13 2019, @11:48PM   Printer-friendly
from the what's-wrong-with-my-browser dept.

BleepingComputer recently published an article which says:

Google is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure.

[...] In tests conducted by BleepingComputer, we can confirm that we were unable to log in with Konqueror or Falkon on multiple machines. When attempting to do so, we were told to try a different browser as Konqueror or Falkon may not be secure.

[...] Even stranger, some users have reported that they could still login with Falkon [1, 2].

This has led people to offer a variety of theories for why this is happening including it being an A/B test being done by Google, related to the version of QtWebEngine installed, or maybe even an account setting such as 2FA being enabled.

Google does have discriminating tastes, does it not?


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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 14 2019, @02:49AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 14 2019, @02:49AM (#931920)

    anything that doesn't support google's shitty new javascript-based authentication token

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  • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Saturday December 14 2019, @03:06AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Saturday December 14 2019, @03:06AM (#931926) Journal

    So X browser with No-script installed? Wow, seems like more than just Forbes website may be broken soon! Bye-bye, what used to be the internet.

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