The browser rivalry between Google and Microsoft doesn’t have an end for now apparently as Google continues to treat Microsoft’s all new Edge browser. Ever since its launch, Google has been treating Microsoft Edge differently than how it treats other Chromium-based browsers like Opera. Adding to the list of that different treatment, Google has now started prompting alert messages to users trying to install extensions from the Google Web Store on their Microsoft Edge browser. The alert message states that Google recommends users to use Google Chrome instead of Microsoft Edge to use the extensions securely.
With Internet Explorer, Microsoft was lagging behind in the browser industry with the Internet Explorer even becoming a meme subject of late because of its slow response speed. Microsoft, acknowledging the need to take a step forward, launched the Edge browser based on Google Chromium to catch up with its rivals. Edge has received a positive feedback from the user base so far, but the intervention from Google has managed to ruin the party at times for Microsoft. Google does not show the alert message it is showing while users are installing extensions for other Chromium based browsers. The warning does not imply any restriction for users installing Chrome extensions on Edge. Additionally, there are no known security threats while using Chrome extensions on Edge.
Talking about Google Chrome, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has warned users against using the current Chrome 80 version released earlier this month. CISA has advised all of Windows, Linux, and Mac users to update to the 80.0.3987.116 version, which addresses many security vulnerabilities of the previous version, that could potentially allow an attacker to gain control over an affected system.