Monday, July 2, 2012

Google Chrome Remote Desktop Beta

 


Chrome's official Remote Desktop extension is out in beta. At first it sounds like a wonderful idea. One potential use of this version is the remote IT helpdesk case. The helpdesk can use the Chrome Remote Desktop BETA to help another user, while conversely a user can receive help by setting up a sharing session without leaving their desk. Easy remote desktop.  Google Chrome Remote Desktop Betahttp://goo.gl/sHwvt


But when it comes to security and a corporate environment, there is a security risk. In Windows, you can enable or disable remote desktop depending on your security needs. You can also restrict access to specific user accounts or groups. With Chrome's Remote Desktop, anyone on the machine can use it. For security tracking purposes, this could pose as a nightmare!

Here's a quick way to disable Chrome Remote Desktop for all of your Chrome users on your domain.

Download and install (you should already be using this in a corporate environment) Chrome Policy Templates: http://goo.gl/5XRkk. Next, in Group Policy Editor migrate to Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallBlacklist. Then add any extensions you wish to block. 

Enter
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gbchcmhmhahfdphkhkmpfmihenigjmpp and you're done.


   Sid Goswami is a tech enthusiast, besides being an avid Android fan and blogger, Sid wants to be a photographer and an designer. He can usually be found reading through blogs, taking photos. He's a student and a PHP web developer.