In today’s world, any website — even well-known, legitimate ones — may be infected with malware. Just by visiting an infected web page, ordinary computers can get infected as well. Malware can exploit flaws in your browser to steal passwords, personal data, and financial information. It happens to millions of people without their knowledge.
Chromebooks use the first operating system designed with this ongoing threat in mind. It uses the principle of «defense in depth» to provide multiple layers of protection, so if any one layer is bypassed, others are still in effect. So while it’s still important to take precautions to protect your data, Chromebooks let you breathe just a little bit easier.