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Google sheds light on Chrome OS Netbook security

Mar 08, 2010, 18:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ellen Messmer)

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Will Drewry, a Google software security engineer, said the fact that the company's Chrome OS is an open source project allows for constant feedback from developers regarding security design. This, he said, should reassure those acquiring a Google Netbook about the product's security.

"The Google Chrome OS is a 'hardened' operating system, according to Drewry. The auto-updating and sandbox features are intended to reduce exposure to malware, and Chrome OS will even help you with 'safe-browsing' because if you stumble upon a Web site known to contain malware, you'll be warned, he said."

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