Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 19:17 UTC
Internet Explorer Earlier this week, Google launched Chrome Frame, a plugin for Internet Explorer 6/7/8 which replaces the Trident rendering engine with Chrome's rendering and JavaScript engine for better performance and superior standards compliance. Microsoft has responded to this release, claiming it makes Internet Explorer less secure. Note: What database category do I put this in? Internet Explorer? Google? Choices, choices!
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RE[2]: Microsoft is right
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 24th Sep 2009 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Microsoft is right"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Well, everyone pretty much admits that in general plugins are a security problem. Chrome is trying to find a way to sandbox them to reduce security risks.

But I would assert that plugins in IE are especially a security risk. As they have historically been exploited a number of times. I think Safari plugins have been as well, but not 100% sure on that.

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