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Bad Request/BofA

Postposted on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:45 pm

My wife cannot access her BofA account from the iMac but can from the PC. All other sites are accessible. She used to be granted access via the iMac but that changed when we modified cookies or something.

The browser message is "Bad Request: Your browser sent a query this server could not understand."

The same message is given when attempting to access her account within BofA using Opera, Firefox 1 & 2 and Safari.

Should I call BofA or is this an Apple issue?
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Postposted on Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:59 pm

assuming bofa is Bank of America, and assuming it's not an IE-only site, and assuming further that she's not following a phishing link, I'd call them.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:00 am

My wife called and was told to contact her ISP. I don't think that is correct because she is able to connect with the other 2 pc's.

From BofA:

Supported Browsers

PC
Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, MAC OS 9 and OS 10
Supported Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.0 and higher
Microsoft Internet Explorer w/AOL
5.0 and higher
Netscape
6.2 and higher
(6.0 blocked)
Safari
1.0 and higher
(for OS 10 only)

BofA browser check: Meets requirements

I think it is something internal to the iMac.

Any ideas?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:06 am

Try another browser?
Check through your security settings in the browser.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:09 am

SNM wrote:Try another browser?
Check through your security settings in the browser.


mykl_Dunn wrote:The same message is given when attempting to access her account within BofA using Opera, Firefox 1 & 2 and Safari.



What settings should I be looking at?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:11 am

I'm not much of an expert on the Mac but:

You mentioned cookies. Did you turn them off on the Mac? A lot of sites don't work correctly if you have cookies turned off.

You also might have a malformed one stored. You could try deleting all the cookies and then try again (making sure they're turned on).

And yeah, you could always try a different browser since each has its own settings and storage.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:32 am

Well, Safari in Leopard (don't have Tiger handy) has an option from the Safari menu to reset the browser's settings entirely. I'd probably try that.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:39 am

Its not much help, but I am able to access BofA's site from my MacBook
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:38 pm

It just dawned on me to check if she can log into her bank under my computer profile. Low and behold she was able. Now what? What settings in the iMac would deny her access to only her bank under only her profile using multiple browsers?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:47 pm

I'm sure the browser settings are stored per user. Again, have you verified (when logged in as her) that the browser(s) are accepting cookies and the other security settings are consistent with the way you have them set in your profile?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:53 pm

derFunkenstein = fan of George Clinton?
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:57 pm

UberGerbil wrote:Again, have you verified (when logged in as her) that the browser(s) are accepting cookies and the other security settings are consistent with the way you have them set in your profile?


I have but will take a closer look this time. It just seems to be global setting.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:02 pm

mykl_Dunn wrote:derFunkenstein = fan of George Clinton?

Uhm...no. I picked it because it seemed vaguely German and used my last name.
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Postposted on Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:34 pm

The intended page seems to start to load then "Bad Request: Your browser sent a query this server could not understand." This is with Safari, Opera and Firefox.
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Re: Bad Request/BofA

Postposted on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:23 pm

I narrowed it down to the flash player plugin, which makes sense since it is global across all of the browsers. Turning off flash in Firefox (through the add-on window) and clearing the cache allows me to connect to BofA. Clearing cache on all other browsers including Opera does not work. Has anyone found a way of dealing with this without needing to disable flash?
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Re: Bad Request/BofA

Postposted on Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:44 am

leodavinci0 wrote:I narrowed it down to the flash player plugin, which makes sense since it is global across all of the browsers. Turning off flash in Firefox (through the add-on window) and clearing the cache allows me to connect to BofA. Clearing cache on all other browsers including Opera does not work. Has anyone found a way of dealing with this without needing to disable flash?


For us it was only Opera on the iMac that could not access the bank. I believe she just uses the PC to access the bank.
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