Microsoft has warned of security issues when using Google's recently-announced Chrome Frame plugin for Internet Explorer 6. As previously reported, the plugin allows users to get access to HTML5 coding within the older browser.
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 plug-ins in general and Google Chrome in particular, Google Chrome Frame running as a plug-in has doubled the attach area for malware and malicious scripts".
"This is not a risk we would recommend our friends and families take. For a deeper look at how the browsers stack up in security, take a look at the latest phishing and malware data from NSS Labs".
While it's quite entertaining hearing Microsoft play the security card in response to Internet Explorer, the company has a point that this trick will expose your computer to the flaws of both IE6and
Chrome. Still, given that this trick is intended for those who don't have the option to upgrade, users may not have any choice when they need to access HTML5 coding.Thanks, Mark