How to Ensure Safety of Chromebook

Google’s Chromebook is a tablet or laptop. Essentially these devices were being utilised for accomplishing certain tasks. Chromebooks that are released after 2017 can run the Android apps. Linux apps can also be run. It has added layered security. Chromebook functions out of the box. It holds your secret information and files. Soon it will be safer as Chrome OS is about to add USBGuard for limiting the entrance to the USB port. In addition to these built-in features, you can follow several other ways to ensure Chromebook’s protection.

Source – Chromebook
  1. Guest mode

Chromebook is intended to be shared with acquaintances and friends. Become familiar with the Guest mode to assure your privacy. It enables other people to use your Chromebook without any access to the Google account. It not only restrict them from accessing your account but also disables them to touch your settings. The browsing history, bookmarks, cookies and other downloads of the guess will be trashed when they are done with it. You can just exit the Guest mode and log again to account. Enable the guest mode by default. Follow the steps:

In the People section

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Manage other people.
  • Toggle on Enable Guest browsing.
  • Log out of the account to launch the Guest mode.
  • Press Ctrl, Shift, Q twice.
  • At screen’s bottom, tap Browse a guest.
  1. Sleep locking

The closing lid on Chromebook will take it to sleep. Open it, and Chromebook springs will get awake. It is convenient. Are you worried about other people when you are not there? Don’t worry; this can also be resolved. Whenever it sleeps then just set it to lock. It will definitely need a password after that. Follow these steps:

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap Screen lock and then sign in.
  • Write the password.
  • Just On the Show lock screen when waking out of sleep.
  • If you are having a long and a complicated password then just
  • Choose a PIN or the password.
  • Tap the set up PIN button.
  • Select a six digit pin.
  1. Everywhere and for everyone- HTTPS

The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier formulated the use of HTTPS on every site. Several sites that default to unencrypted HTTP and the HTTPS would request HTTPS version. While using this extension if any of the site breaks then just tap the button and disable it. Another important thing that can be done to ensure security is to block all the unencrypted sites.

Micheal Ricky is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at office.com/setup.

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