Are Netbooks Less Secure than Conventional Notebooks?

dell_mini_inspiron_1Just what you want to hear. You get a new Netbook for Christmas and you’re ready to zip online to give it a go. You fire up Google and start searching and you come across this article from CompterWorld: Small Laptops Pose a Big Security Threat, trumpeting that the under-powered Netbooks pose a bigger security threat that there more conventional predecessors.

Not to worry. Head over to Liliputing and check out Brad Linder’s response in which he says that the same could be said of any computing solution out there if you don’t keep up with the times. And he’s correct. Brad offers a number of useful suggestions that are worth reading in case your mind was ill-at-ease over the issue.

One Comment

  1. GoodThings2Life

    12/23/2008 at 2:49 pm

    In terms of hacking them, I see no valid explanation to support that given they run the same software as any other system.

    What I do see happening is people (especially trendy executives and sales folks) insisting on using them as a “primary” device in an enterprise environment with claims of portability… which of course can lead to the devices being more easily stolen and lost due to the physical size. A whole lot easier to stuff a netbook in a big coat pocket or briefcase than a full laptop, so I see a definite potential for theft.

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