Chrome OS Strengthens security by rendering USB ports Useless on Lock

Published by Jesse Afolabi on

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Chrome OS receives wild praise for its no-compromise approach to security with the reputation as the most secure operating system to boot. This is not a reputation easily earned as it requires continual monitoring of the system and an endless search for potential loopholes. Essentially, the Chromium development team are faced with the challenge of staying two steps ahead of malicious hackers at any point in time and they’ve only done a great job so far – which is mostly thanks to the open-source Chromium project.

The latest endeavor in their security-focused operating system safeguards the USB ports of Chrome OS device to prevent attacks attacks such as those Rubber Ducky devices are known for.

These Rubber Ducky devices are infamous in their ability to inject malicious code when disguised as basic input devices such as a keyboard and mouse to wreak havoc on a system.

The feature was detected in a canary build by Dinsan of ChromeStory.  It’s expected that when the feature finally makes its debut in the stable channel, it’d be a completely opt-in feature such that it’s not forced on you.

We’ll update you once we learn more!

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Jesse Afolabi

Having been a technical writer for over 4 years, and co-founded Fossmint.com in 2016, I took my passion to the next level with the founding of Itschromeos.com which so happens to revolve around my love for open-source technologies and Chrome OS. It's my hope to venture into new avenues in the tech universe and take you with me on that ride.

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