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How do you know your copy of Chrome OS is genuine?

There don’t seem to be many Google hits about the possibility of a fake Chrome OS.

Granted, this is a problem with any device but security is one of the reasons I went with a Chromebook. I read about “verified boot” before purchasing, so I was surprised to find my HP Chromebook came preloaded with a “@HP” shortcut for product registration.

Doesn’t this mean the system image is controlled by HP and not Google? This is to be expected with Windows and Android but I figured all Chromebooks would come with an identical copy of Chrome OS.

If you’re paranoid, I suppose the best you can do is check for the chromeOS logo at boot with no warning about “verified boot” being turned off.

Is that correct?

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