why korean online transactions has so many passwords?


It is really difficult getting anything done online in Korea. First of all you are forced to use Internet Explorer due to the Active-x control Crap. Then you need to install 3-4 different programs.The you need to type in passwords and then certificate password followed by 2 security card passwords..I mean this is totally crazy..So basically to get anything done it takes a whole lot of time and effort..

I wish it was easier..It is similar for business..If you own a limited company you are forced to issue electronic tax invoices passing through a lot of program installs and passwords..I mean for God's Sake why can't they make things simpler and life easier...

Even shopping online is a nightmare with so many different restrctions on card usage and if you shop anything more that 300,000 won you need yet another electronic certificate..Comapre it to buying a domain on godaddy..All you need is your credit card number, expiry and cvc code..





Re: why korean online transactions has so many passwords?

It's what Korea does best. Make things as user un-friendly as possible and be on the look-out for things that work well in order to convert it quickly over to something worse. As tech-savvy as they are, I swear no one knows how to code a proper web page. It's evident in their continued use of active X controls and forced use of IE... IE!!!!

Re: why korean online transactions has so many passwords?

I agree it is ridiculous the amount of active x controls I had to install and some transactions don't seem to work on machines running English windows for some reason! Another thing that annoys me is the excessive use of flash websites which makes it hard to search for any info and it exhausts the battery on mobile devices