Google OS promises "end of malware"

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by cheater87, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. cheater87

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    Unless you completely lock down the OS and take away the user's ability to introduce any new executable code to it, I can't imagine how that's possible.
     
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    More like end of privacy. This OS idea is going to fall flat on its face, you just watch. Furthermore, making a claim such as this is just stupid and dangerous. Their coders are humans, humans incapable of perfection. There WILL be flaws, and there WILL be holes, end of discussion. This "in the cloud" crap has to go too, it's going to be a dangerous mess. It's one of those "looks good on paper but is terrible in reality" things. We'll all see soon enough.
     
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    Yep - you just watch what will happen once this OS is released in a test format. Malware authors are no doubt fully aware of the public's love of hype and thus the potential popularity of this OS and they will be all over Google OS like a rash.

    And as for this figurative 'cloud'... pffft. If I want to utilise applications, manipulate data etc, I will do it here locally on my machine. Not out in the ether.

    As far as Google's OS goes, I'll be giving it a very wide berth.
     
  6. axle00

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    The only thing the Chrome OS will be, is a complete and total end to privacy for anyone who uses it...Also the same people that will use it, are going to be the same ones that use all the Google apps, and gmail etc.

    Also about this "cloud computing" stuff...What happens if Googles server's crash (or are hacked) with all your info on them?
     
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    Publicity.
     
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    Really, the same concern applies to these online backup services. The thing is, they are encrypted (or so they say, but who really knows?) I would imagine Google would employ encryption to protect against user data being stolen in the case of an inevitable breach.
     
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    At least for backup services you can encrypt by yourself your content, but for on-line documents it's much more difficult.
     
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    Google didn't promise that :)

    In the article It says users should not have to do AV updates and keep software patches to combat malware, & that google will do this automatically in its OS.
    Malware will still exist , but users should be less aware of it.

    Cloud AV stuff gets pretty good results , but personally I dislike the privacy aspects.
     
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    I will never use Google OS. I would stop using computers first.
    I. Do. Not. Trust. Them.
    Actually, I wouldn't use any 'in the cloud' OS.
     
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    Have to agree with you...:ninja:
     
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    this is the only thing i can agree
     
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    Google is soooo trustworthy that outpost shows regularly portscans to me rooted in google. Google seems hackers best barricade friend. Don´t believe their promises.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Two BIG differences, I see here. With [most] online backup solutions, your data is backed up, encrypted, without a way for the service provider to get into your data. You lose your password or authentication method, and there is NO retrieving your data. Is that the case for ALL online backups, no, but for the good ones it is. Do I trust them, inherently, no, but I worked for a SP that sold online backups to businesses, and I saw the app it used, and we had no way to get to customer data....so it can be done.

    Second, online backup's don't proactively read ALL the data you store, build a profile on you, and sell that profile...GOOGLE DOES, they make no bones about that. No way I could EVER trust google with ANY data that I wouldnt tape to my front door.

    If I could just find a happy place for free webmail to cut google off altogether, man would I be happy....
     
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    Never going to have clients, users or corp companies going to drop MS OS Client/Server for Chrome OS (Linux based) Never going to happen. MS has too much riding on the major release of WC7 client and WS08 and soon to be OF2010.
     
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    WTF is the meaning of this claim? You're saying that Google is port-scanning you? Are you serious?
     
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    Agree. Only publicity and nothing else.
     
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    end of malware?
    Yah right. :doubt:
     
  21. tsec

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    Gee whizz...

    Time to end my 3 gmail accounts I think and move elsewhere - probably gmx.

    Look what they are doing now...

    You want a gmail acct? Please provide a legitimate mobile phone number...

    Wow...


    gmail_mobile at el reg
     
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    I see nothing in that article that promises "end of malware", just another creative and misleading headline.
     
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  23. markoman

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    Please note that your permission is probably implicitly given in the right moment in which you sign up for the account, in the 1000 lines of terms and conditions that you have to accept.
     
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