Originally posted by Menthix
quote:All a malicious software/site needs to abuse/steal/delete/modify all of your data is a single password. Since you are logged in to your Google account constantly it wouldn't be too hard when there is an exploit to grab that password. But even without exploits, good old scam sites will do, seems to work well for Messenger account too.
Originally posted by albert
Having data secured by these huge companies will make sure proper protection as anti-virus are fully working.
I some ways it's probably easier to mess around with your stuff in Chrome OS than in a conventional OS.
Especially since ChromeOS is just based on top of Linux (Ubuntu in fact), so if there's a way to get a keylogger onto that system, boom.
And then there's the fact that you're trusting Google with all your data. I'm not saying they're going to look through it, but there's nothing stopping them. They already have provisions in place which let them read through your GMail if they want...