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Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
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Rodney Brown
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Rodney Brown,
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11/18/2013 | 9:44:20 AM
Security concerns?
I admit I don't know enough about the coding here to be able to say for sure if this is an issue, but if I read that a web browser is going to deliver an executable file, I get all kinds of worried. Is this a potential security problem, built into the very core of PNaCl?
Lorna Garey
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11/18/2013 | 2:49:36 PM
Re: Security concerns?
Rodney, I bet the main utilization of this will be on Chromebooks, which have security advantages. Seems like that will answer many of these concerns while giving yet another boost to the concept of Chromebooks as notebook PC replacements.
Rodney Brown
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Rodney Brown,
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11/18/2013 | 5:02:21 PM
Re: Security concerns?
Lorna, Chromebooks still have some distance to go to be a true notebook replacement, although if this new PNaCl adds to its security, that will help. But the real thing holding Chromebooks back is reliable functionality. I read a great description of what is the defining characteristic of a notebook replacement -- can you give it to a college student and trust that it will do everything they need in computing to succeed? I'm not sure Chromebooks fit that description yet.


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