In today’s world, any website (even well-known ones), may be infected with malware. the problem is that when you go and visiting an infected web page, ordinary computers can get infected as well. This is not the case with Chromebooks. This new OS is changing a lot of things in the game and one of them is security. Let’s see what are the main features that harness your Chromebook with capabilities that other OS do not have (unless you invest in expensive software…).
Here are the main points to remember when you going to shop for a new ‘secure’ laptop:
All your data will be Encrypted
There are so many cases when you lost your laptop and then all your data is in the ‘wild’. On the Chromebook you are safe. When you use web apps on your Chromebook, all your documents are stored safely in the cloud. But certain kinds of files, like downloads, cookies, and browser cache files, may still be present on your computer. Your Chromebook encrypts all this data using tamper-resistant hardware, making it very difficult for anyone to access those files.
Verified boot – You can look at it as ‘self cure’ capability
Even if malware manages to escape the sandbox, your Chromebook is still protected. Every time you boot the computer, it does a self check called Verified Boot. If it detects that your system has been tampered with, or corrupted in any way, typically it will repair itself without you lifting a finger. You will always be able to get back to an operating system that’s as good as new.
Automatic Updates – Most effective way to stay healthy
The most effective way to protect yourself from malware is to make sure all of the software on your computer is up to date and has the latest security fixes. Chromebooks manage updates for you automatically so you are always running the latest and most secure version. Ya, it’s like Chrome, where you get every 6 weeks a new update version with more features, speed improvements and security fixes.
Sandboxing – Sperate in order to gain control
On your Chromebook, each web page and application you visit runs in a restricted environment called a “sandbox.” So if you visit an infected page, it can’t affect the other tabs or apps on your computer, or anything else on your machine. The threat is contained.
These are the main features. Sounds good, no?