Paypal have released an FAQ on safer browsers for users in light of the large amount of phishing scams over the past year. Ultimately, you can still fall for the scam, but there are anti-phishing features built into various newer browsers. The most prominent one is in IE 7 which prompts you to enable it and then uses different colour address bars for warnings and so on.
In their FAQ, Paypal exclude Safari and reference Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox 2+ and Opera 9.1+ as having anti-phishing features.
It is a let down on Apple’s part, especially considering how nice of a browser Safari is. I personally use it minimally since I’m an avid Firefox user, but I cannot deny it is a light and fast browser, using far less RAM than Firefox, as well as being more stable.
Considering it is a nice browser and is becoming more widely available on Windows as well, it would be nice to see more security features in it.
Hopefully we will see Safari join the ranks of the other 3 big browsers soon.
Kudos to Microsoft for being in the lead with their anti-phishing filter.