Google Chrome accesses Hotmail pretending to be Safari

 chrome-128According to today published the Google Blogoscoped, Google needed to implement a special solution in its Chrome browser so that its users can use Hotmail, Microsoft’s free email service.

It still does not know exactly whether or not an irregular practice is occurring by Microsoft, but Google needed to implement a solution that deceives the servers of the software giant by identifying itself as Safari, a browser with similar technology, made by Apple.

According to a Microsoft official, Hotmail is currently used by millions of users and Chrome by only a small portion. “The bug will be checked but it is not classified as a high priority” he added.