Will My Chromebook Be Safe After End of Support by Google?

Episode 1659 (35:55)

Lex from Richmond, VA

Lex hears that "end of life" support is coming for some Chromebooks. How safe will a Chromebook be after those dates? Leo says that new devices will have six and a half years of auto-updates, while much older generation Chromebooks have already been phased out of support. But Chromebooks are still incredibly secure. It'll be fine to continue to use.  Will a VPN help? Leo says not really. 

Leo also says a serious flaw will be fixed, so there's no need to worry. Websites may find browsers out of date, but that's a few years off. It really annoys Leo that there's a preprogrammed obsolescence in perfectly good technology.