Quote: Originally Posted by PwnFrnzy
How secure are the Chomebooks then? I don't know of any AV's that run on that thing if it's even possible.
I believe Chromebook is much more secure than most desktop OSes for a couple of reasons:
1) It only runs code in the browser (no native code) and the browser is sandboxed so it's extremely hard for bad guys to design an exploit that will infect the OS.
2) During the boot process, Chrome OS checks every single OS component agains the list of checksums. If checksums differ for a given component, that component is simply discarded and a new one is downloaded on the fly from Google. So even if malware finds its way into the OS, it will simply be discarded during the next boot because it won't match any checksums.