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Microsoft Warning Over Google Chrome Plugin

Microsoft is warning Internet Explorer users about installing Google Chrome Frame -- an open-source plugin launched this week, which injects Chrome's renderer and JavaScript engine into Microsoft's browser. Explaining that it makes IE less secure, a Microsoft rep tells Ars Technica: "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."

Does the software giant really have its users' best interests at heart, or it just afraid of Google making continued inroads into the hotly-contested browser market? Ars lays out the facts.

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