Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Security experts question if Google's Chrome Apps is worth the risk

Antone Gonsalves | Sept. 10, 2013
Worry based on security issues with cross-platform tech such as Flash and Java, which 'pioneered the write once, infect everywhere model'

Nevertheless, Google will have to provide a compelling reason to risk the inevitable vulnerabilities introduced with its new application platform. Simply offering to run software similar to what is already available for Windows or Mac OS X is unlikely to lure many users, and is certainly not worth the risk.

"From a security point of view, [Chrome Apps] is something to keep your eye on, because hackers love to go after things that are new and interesting," Court Little, senior service architect for managed security provider Solutionary, said.

 

Previous Page  1  2 

Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.