http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/21/4012590/chrome-dev-channel-release-now-includes-chrome-os-app-launcher?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WinRumors+%28WinRumors%29 I am not saying it is a security compromise. But, app space in general is more open to attacks, especially with extra privileges. Obviously most people would not know the potential risk, thus, they will install it and misuse it and open to the doors for attacks.