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Thu, Oct. 30th, 2008, 03:40 pm

Raytheon released a new policy which prohibits use of Google Chrome. It claims this is due to unrepaired security vulnerabilities.

From their news page :

As some of you may know, Google has developed a new web browser and made it available for download. The new browser is called Google Chrome and combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Unfortunately, security vulnerabilities have been identified with the new web browser. In fact, several of the known vulnerabilities are being actively exploited. This means that if you browse the internet and Raytheon intranet using Google Chrome, you are potentially exposing yourself and others on the Raytheon network to the installation of malicious code. Google has released a security patch for some of the vulnerabilities; however, the patch does not identify which vulnerabilities were fixed.

To protect the information and systems of our customers, until further notice, we ask that Raytheon employees refrain from downloading Google Chrome to Raytheon computers and devices. Company policy requires that all software be approved by the IT function before being installed on Company assets.

If you have downloaded and installed Google Chrome, you are asked to uninstall the program immediately. For instructions on how to remove program from your system, please visit How to Manually Remove Programs from the Add or Remove Programs Tool.

If you still need assistance uninstalling Google Chrome, please contact your local IT Help Desk.

Anyone out there using Chrome?

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
(Anonymous): Tried it

I did download it because I'm just that kind of person. Gotta try the new stuff. Didn't really care for it though. I uninstalled it and went back to my Firefox.

Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
lawful_evil: Re: Tried it

I use Firefox at home, but at work we have to use IE. Lots of their custom work(on the Raytheon internal website) uses some non-standard APIs which only IE supports.

I guess we could use Firefox for outside access, but we are supposed to get written approval from the IT dept before installing anything on the machine(which it would seem most people don't do).