Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

gav (2710)

gav
  (email not shown publicly)
http://www.estey.com/
AOL IM: flufflegavin (Add Buddy, Send Message)

Hacker in NYC.

Journal of gav (2710)

Friday November 07, 2003
09:45 PM

Capital One online banking PITA

[ #15651 ]

I've been merrily going along writing screen scrapers for all my bank accounts and credit cards but I've hit a major road block. I can't get anything to connect to Capital One.

I've tried LWP (both with Crypt::SSLeay and IO::Socket::SSL), w3m, links, curl, and wget. It works fine on Internet Explorer and Netscape but that's not much help for screen scraping from my linux box. I'm faking my user-agent string so I'm guessing that it's looking for something in the SSL handshake.

I don't know enough to work out what's going wrong so I'm going to offer a $20 reward (and my eternal gratitude) to the first person who can help me get LWP working with this site*.

* https://service.capitalone.com/oas/login.do

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • They say Safari isn't compliant when going to that page. I guess they don't like Safari's 128-bit encryption, or just don't care about us Mac users.

    They suggest:

    "We suggest Netscape version 4.08 or higher or Internet Explorer version 4.0 or higher. For Macintosh users, we suggest Internet Explorer version 4.5 or higher."

    But, I like this:

    "We regret any inconvenience this may cause but, with these policies, we strive to keep your account information as secure as possible."

    Yet, they suggest you use IE ver
    • > They say Safari isn't compliant when going to that page. I guess they don't like Safari's 128-bit encryption, or just don't care about us Mac users.

      Looks that way, I just got this email back from them:

      Thank you for contacting Capital One. We appreciate the opportunity to review your recent inquiry.

      We regret, we do not currently support the Safari browser. Please check our website periodically for additional information.

      We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

      • So.. why do they let you register while using Safari?? The first page of their 'registration' should say "You can register with your browser, however it isn't supported with the ONLINE BANKING YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR!"

        Crap like that ticks me off.