Operating system Chrome will block the access of USB devices to the computer

Google is preparing to introduce a new feature for laptops based on the operating system Chrome. So, PC such software can block access to USB devices when closed, the screen of the device.

A new option, as noted by ZDNet, will allow Google to improve the security of their devices and to protect users from third-party penetration in the file system of their personal computers, thereby improving the storage of personal data. The function will be called USBGuard. According to sources close to the company, now this option is being tested, and, if found effective, will be included in the package the following updates to the operating system Chrome.

Essence of option consists in the formation of the refusal of cooperation of the personal computer with the USB device in those cases when it is attached on a closed display. It aimed against this type of data theft, in which files sneak using third-party flash-drives or other gadgets to store and transfer information.

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