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Is malware in an EC firmware a concern, when standard security is in place together with the rest of the computer having no malevolent tampering?

Question My question is whether malware in the embedded-controller firmware is something to worry about if the rest of the computer system is faithfully what it should be, together with standard ...
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Can my school access deleted hangout chats?

Since this covid thing started, the school issued chromebooks to take home. So I took one and I was desperate to talk to my friends. So we created a hangout chat that had history turned on and we said ...
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Can my school computer see my files via USB?

I was issued a chromebook, as was everyone at my school, to use for work in class and in case school has to shut down again. We bring it home so it connects to my personal Wi-Fi when I'm at home. I ...
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Can Chromebooks be affected by malware from an SD Card?

I've got an SD card that I think might contain infected files. However, those files are from my Windows days. I hear that Chrome OS is pretty hardy, and that it's really only posisble to get damage ...
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Are there any chrome extension VPNs that use the chrome.vpnProvider API? [closed]

Seems most extensions use the old proxy api which requires giving them full "read and change site data" access. A more recent API is available made for VPNs: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions/...
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Trip to China - safeguarding phone and laptop

I am going to China for a 2 week vacation in a month I will be taking a Google Pixel with a Verizon SIM and using it while there. I assume that if I don't use a local SIM, it would be difficult for ...