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To: Zen Dollar Round who wrote (210920)10/6/2021 5:39:28 PM
From: Doren  Read Replies (2) of 212916
OS security. The results are in. Kind of. If JF can find opposition stats I'd love to see them.

> I find it humorous you think Chromebooks are so much more secure than Macs or PCs.

(I didn't say "so much more" I said more secure than OSX. I think a little more but enough to use to bank online.)

OK I'd like to find real statistics where we'd know a percentage number for compromises/computer but... oh well. Can one trust a google search? I think we can't trust any corporations, they all lie and cheat... however...

Since MY intent to purchase of a Chromebook is mainly to avoid having to upgrade my browser on my older but otherwise perfectly functional Mac...

Economically buying an expensive new Mac and replacing perfectly good software with expensive and inferior software is a main goal. In addition the Chromebook I intend to buy will function as a googlemap on trips and a nice computer to use in bed while watching TV since the screen has touch capability and it works as a pad and "flips" in other words will stand up. It will also function as a better TV using youtube and wifi in hotel rooms rather than their shitty Spectrum TV. Again it stands up AND it has a nice screen. I can buy cheap memory cards or use a standard USB plug so I can carry a USB pen with movies, and TV shows.

In addition the Chrome vulnerabilities like fishing and apps won't be anything I'll fall for. I rarely use any apps, and I'll use only googleplay app downloads.

It just makes too much sense. Way more than an expensive Macbook. Plus I won't have to worry so much about losing it or damaging it... way cheaper at $341 today on Amazon.

I may buy an M1 someday but again economically I'm putting it off as long as possible.

Here are the results of a quick search:


This one seems the most statistical, and since its a non-profit specializing in security the most credible:

SECURITY.ORG: Do Chromebooks Need Antivirus Software?

There’s no question that, when it comes to viruses and other forms of malware, Chromebooks are safe. How safe? Well, the website CVE Details1 lists just 55 vulnerabilities for Chrome OS. Compare that to 1,111 vulnerabilities for Windows 10, and a whopping 2,212 for Mac’s OS X; with five percent as many vulnerabilities as its closest competitor, it’s a pretty simple matter to declare Chromebook the safest option.


DIGITAL TRENDS: OS security showdown

So what’s the best option if security is a prime concern?

I’d have to say Chrome OS. However, the limited functionality and restricted flexibility of the operating system make it a hard sell for anyone who wants something more out of their laptop than a web browser with a couple of add-ons installed can provide.

From a practical perspective, then, OS X is the obvious choice. Apple has proven itself to be one of the best at fighting off the bad guys, yet there’s also a broad range of software available. Not as much as Windows, to be sure, but enough for most users to get their feet wet.


COMPUTER WORLD: A Chromebook offers Defensive Computing when traveling

Without question, a Chromebook is safer than Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS or Android. Security is baked into the design.


REDDIT: What makes Chrome OS more secure than macOS? Discussion
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