Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 16th May 2011 08:13 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Google "Google Chrome OS is designed around the concept of "expendable" terminals that you can lose, drop or simply throw away without fear of losing your data, which is safely stored into the cloud. [However, one] thing is certain, with all your data being available into the cloud, in one place, available 24/7 through a fast internet link, this will be a goldmine for cybercriminals. All that is necessary here is to get hold of the authentication tokens required to access the cloud account."
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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Chrome isn't impervious to security issues either. There just was recently a working proof-of-concept that bypassed all of Chrome's built-in security features and ASLR and DEP. As such it's still possible to infect a Chromebook, atleast until it is rebooted if the malware payload is only resident in memory. As such getting the credentials is still quite easy. Google should go for two-factor authentication, not just username/password.

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