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Re: Google Chrome add-in for IE: Speed demon or big, fat security hole?

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____/ nessuno on Thursday 24 Sep 2009 21:59 : \____

> <Quote>
> Google's just released Chrome add-in for Internet Explorer can speed
> up IE by as much as 10 times, tests show. But if you listen to
> Microsoft, it also leaves you more vulnerable to malware and Web-based
> attacks. Who should you believe? ...
> [Microsoft says] "With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant
> advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers.
> Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in
> particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the
> attach area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we
> would recommend our friends and families take." ...
> So while it's technically true that IE8 with the Chrome Frame plug-in
> installed may be theoretically less secure than IE8 without the plug-
> in, in the real world, there's likely not a great security threat.
> </Quote>
> http://blogs.computerworld.com/14797/google_chome_add_in_for_ie_speed_demon_or_big_fat_security_hole
> Microsoft says that Chrome threatens the "security" of IE.  What a
> joke.

It threatens the security of Microsoft's future, that's what it threatens.

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