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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.


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