Now I tell what's the matter.
Volkswagen recommends using Internet Explorer 6 to access it's website services
And that's really awful, considering Volkswagen is a very well-known car company.
Thanks to geek.com for telling about this. Though the real credit goes to this discussion topic for noticing it.
See it yourself
When I read that I was shocked. So I quickly checked it out myself.
Go to http://www.vwgroupsupply.com/ which will redirect you to http://www.vwgroupsupply.com/b2b/vwb2b_folder/supply2public/de.html
As you see the page is in German, so to go to the English page
(basically you just have to change the last part - de to en, the rest of the URL remains same).
Now in the top left corner there will be a menu with 7 options-
Team up with us
The Group Business Platform
Select "The Group Business Platform". A sub-menu will appear with 3 options - "Guidelines", "Facts and figures" and "Security and technology".
Choose "Security and technology" option. Now just scroll down till you see the "Web browser" section.
(Thanks again to geek.com for the image)
My thoughts on this
From what the web browser section says:
"The Volkswagen Group is using Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 as standard the for displaying web pages. For the daily work with our platform, we recommend you to use the Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, too.
My comments: How proud Volkswagen is while saying this. Internet Explorer 6? Common, why are you stuck in 2001 era, Volkswagen?
"By using the current version and the updates provided by Microsoft we guarantee you a secure connection."
My comments: You missed to add in to the word secure. The word should be insecure. IE 6 is prone is to so many attacks, then how come the connection be secure?
"For security reasons, the Volkswagen Group does not recommend other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Netscape etc. as they show security gaps."
My comments: This is the worst part. Security gaps? Wait a minute, aren't there some security holes still existing in IE 6, as I read on a website? And what security gaps? Opera is the king of security area in browsers with Mozilla and Google tying up for 2nd place and just behind Opera by bits. It's Microsoft who falls distantly behind in browser security, and IE 6 is the opposite of web security. Netscape? Haven't we crossed 2002 and known that there is no word called Netscape in this modern world.
This just shows serious problem with the Volkswagen website.