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Google is confident that its cloud-based Chrome OS will change the computer security landscape beyond recognition. That the many layers of security built in to the operating system will be enough to render third-party anti-virus solutions useless.That you will no longer have to “spend hours fighting your computer to set it up and keep it up to date.” But not everyone - least of all computer security companies - is convinced.

One of the skeptics, Rik Ferguson, director of security research at Trend Micro, has dismissed Google’s security promises as “media friendly” hogwash while comparing them to similar claims from Apple: “While I applaud the impressive advances in security that are apparent in Chrome OS, to a certain extent we are seeing marketing history repeat itself. How often did the mantra that MacOS was immune to malware need to be repeated until the vast majority of users believed it and continue to do so, even after Apple went as far as incorporating rudimentary AV software into MacOS?”
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/new...ng_trend_micro
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Until someone finds a way to infect the cloud. Everything can and will be hacked.
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Until someone finds a way to infect the cloud. Everything can and will be hacked.
Glad someone else feels the same way I do. Current viruses only target single users or networks, but being in the cloud its just one large target. It can and will be hacked in time.
    
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I agree.
if theres a will! there is a way!
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Until someone finds a way to infect the cloud. Everything can and will be hacked.
 
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I don't think that's what Google meant... to me, it sounds like they're just saying you won't have to update and bother with installing things, since it's in the cloud.
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Glad someone else feels the same way I do. Current viruses only target single users or networks, but being in the cloud its just one large target. It can and will be hacked in time.
umm, isnt the "cloud" just a term of the internet?

the internet is just a series of interconnects between servers and other computers.

you hack the cloud you hack the entire internet which is all or many of the computers. AFAIK this has been done already with trojans and other nasty malware.
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My avatar would like a word with you google.
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umm, isnt the "cloud" just a term of the internet?

the internet is just a series of interconnects between servers and other computers.

you hack the cloud you hack the entire internet which is all or many of the computers. AFAIK this has been done already with trojans and other nasty malware.
I guess you missed it, but they were referring to the Google OS Cloud that the laptops will connect to and get data off etc.
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source?
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I wouldn't want to have 4TB on cloud...
Try watching a 1080p movie while you copy x files etc.
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