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Whitehat Targets Chrome OS at Black Hat

Jul 16, 2011, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])

"As opposed to a traditional operating system where user data resides locally on a hard drive, with ChromeOS, data and applications mostly reside in the cloud. As such, attack vectors such as malware,botnets and trojans aren't as much of a risk.

"The exploits look different since the target is not your hard drive or CPU power, the target is your information," Johansen said.

"According to Johansen, the risk to ChromeOS comes by way of Chrome Extensions and Chrome apps which he sees as been analogous to mobile apps for a smartphone."

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