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]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Sep 2009 23:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Um, dude, Chrome doesn't "fix your crap for you." Chrome has an abysmal security record.


Um, dude, no.

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/09/microsoft-google-chro...

After that though, Google made sure to stay on top of things, and it has paid off. In March 2009, for example, Chrome was the only browser left standing after day one of the famous Pwn2Own contest, where security researchers competed to exploit vulnerabilities in web browsers, while Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all successfully compromised. Microsoft argues that Chrome only remained unscathed because nobody attempted to exploit it, but the fact remains that none of the researchers had vulnerabilities for Chrome in mind before going into the contest.


Do try to keep up with things.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by tomcat on Fri 25th Sep 2009 04:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Do try to keep up with things.


Read for comprehension. I said that Chrome has an "abysmal security record." There's nothing in the paragraph that you provided that refutes the previous paragraph:

"Soon after Chrome was first released in September 2008, vulnerabilities were discovered and loudly trumpeted. The new browser was quickly labeled insecure days after it was made available, and remained so until a patched version was released."

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Fri 25th Sep 2009 05:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"Do try to keep up with things.
Read for comprehension. I said that Chrome has an "abysmal security record." "

Read for comprehension yourself.

Chrome's security record is superlative compared to IE's security record. Absolutely wonderful ... even if a very early version of Chrome did once have a security hole think about the long and utterly abysmal history of IE ... shudder!!

If you are going to prattle about "ah but IE8 is much better, and ancient history about older IE browsers is not relevant" ... then be advised that Google Chrome Frame has a PERFECT security record ... because (according to that muddle-head thinking) we should not after all worry about previous versions.

Edited 2009-09-25 05:16 UTC

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