Microsoft Says Google Chrome Frame Makes IE Less Secure


Slashdot Technology Story | Microsoft Says Google Chrome Frame Makes IE Less Secure:
The release of Google Chrome Frame, a new open source plugin that injects Chrome’s renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft’s browser, earlier this week had many web developers happily dancing long through the night. Finally, someone had found a way to get Internet Explorer users up to speed on the Web. Microsoft, on the other hand, is warning IE users that it does not recommend installing the plugin. What does the company have against the plugin? It makes Internet Explorer less secure. “With Internet Explorer 8, we made significant advancements and updates to make the browser safer for our customers,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars. “Given the security issues with plugins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plugin has doubled the attack area for malware and malicious scripts. This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take.”

I’ll let some of the responses speak for me… The whole response from M$ is just laughable. Here’s some thoughts:

… stones/glasshouses …

… Friends don’t let friends use Internet Explorer anyway. …

… What do you expect; “This is great now our customers can access standards-compliant sites and have a faster, smoother web experience”? …

Of course it doubles the attack rate of malicious scripts… It makes Javascript run twice as fast.

In other news, Microsoft has said that Moores Law is a security risk, because viruses can install themselves twice as fast every 18 months.

‘Nuff said.