Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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That's what bitlocker is for
by nt_jerkface on Sat 21st Nov 2009 06:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Not my data..."
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

or truecrypt if your version of Windows doesn't come with it.

Edited 2009-11-21 06:08 UTC

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vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

or truecrypt if your version of Windows doesn't come with it.

I guess that won't help if your machine is on, and someone uses an exploit to gain access.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

but most exploits involve getting people to follow links in emails or install software. Widespread system exploits became rare after XP got a decent firewall. Conficker would have been killed off quickly if it wasn't for all the pirated XP installs that have auto-update turned off.

Google's security plan may be good for grammy but I'd rather encrypt and backup my own data. What happens when Google's servers go down and you need an old document? Wait while playing some online flash games? No thanks.

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