Google’s ChromeOS is a browser-based cloud powered operating system that holds the potential to be more secure than other traditional hard disk powered operating systems. According to research from security firm Whitehat, ChromeOS has its strengths, but it also has a few weaknesses too.
Matt Johansen, security researcher at WhiteHat Security detailed some high level areas of concern in ChromeOS during a preview event ahead of the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, which kicks off at the beginning of August. Johansen noted that Google provided Whitehat with a cr-48 Chromebook powered by ChromeOS to test security and see if there were any risks.
“We were successful pretty quickly,” Johansen said.