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post #21 of 31
Lets see here:

All software comes from one source
all updates come from one source
installing third party software is impossible

Yeah, that is impregnable. There won't be any virus's. A lot of people like to think that any system can be hacked... not unless someone with security permissions gives up the goods. You can brute force your way into a security system like googles.

Keep in mind though, this is the software equivalent of building a bunker underground in the artic circle. You can't get anymore close source than this. Trend micro is just spouting fear because that is what a security AV software company does. Is google's approach the best way? I don't think so, but it is at the very least nearly impossible a system to compromise.
post #22 of 31
The guy just wants to sell you an antivirus.

Chrome's sandbox has only *potentially* been hacked once. I say potentially because they haven't released any details.

Add on to that likely kernel-level restrictions on software, and well...


IF you can hack Chrome's sandbox, and IF you can use that exploit to hack the Linux kernel, then yes you can infect the system.


But honestly that like saying you can build a mountain taller than Everest if you just pick up every rock you see and add it to a pile.
    
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....security promises as “media friendly” hogwash while comparing them to similar claims from Apple....
DING DING DING we have a winner!
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Until we can consistently download at 100mbps, the "cloud" seems like such a bad idea, it just needs refinement, but with the way US ISP's are going, the idea of the cloud, is getting more and more distant



It isn't the ISPs but rather the entire infrastructure in the Americas. Even worse than our physical roads, are our data roads. Unless there is a serious change or wireless technologies have a giganntic evolution, we will be in a bit of a crisis in a few years.

The cloud cannot function without a proper virtual distribution pathway.

/me pets NAS
Edited by coupe - 5/29/11 at 11:37am
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So tell me why I would wanna store all my data "in the cloud" and have Google determine what I can and can't install on my own computer.

Google's just saying, "Let us control everything in the world!" If M$ tried this, they'd get sued a billion ways on Sunday, and two billions ways on weekdays.
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So tell me why I would wanna store all my data "in the cloud" and have Google determine what I can and can't install on my own computer.

Google's just saying, "Let us control everything in the world!" If M$ tried this, they'd get sued a billion ways on Sunday, and two billions ways on weekdays.
That's one way of looking at it, but not the intended purprose.
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a very skilled hacker can cripple the cloud.
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Never say, never.
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Never say impossible, history teaches us that is the biggest challenge and the greatest weakness. As already alluded to a big target is a big prize. I'll be watching this with interest from my arctic bunker
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Apps running in the cloud don't prevent click hijacking and spoofed emails from tricking you into giving up your passwords. Until they build the OS that protects you from yourself, all are exploitable through social engineering.
or in other words....

Every time someone makes something idiot-proof, someone else goes and makes a bigger idiot.
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