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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In my opinion, even if the browser security is compromised, chromebook are running a restricted number of processes, that should be (hopefully ) easier to control. Note that it doesn't prevent from rewriting executing code (covered by NX flag and address space randomization).

Of course we are not in a ideal world, and security probably have been overlooked.

However, I fell more concerned about Using an OS that is not self contained for development .

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