[nSLUG] Security in virtual machines

George White gnwiii at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 17:45:46 ADT 2014


> On Sep 11, 2014, at 1:20 PM, Gerald Ruderman <linux at zdoit.airpost.net> wrote:
> 
> I am using VirtualBox to run some virtual machines. Wanting more
> security for my financial tasks I wonder how much I would gain if I
> create a virtual machine that is only used for financial tasks. What
> would IO gain if I had a dedicated computer I only used for money matters.

If the host gets rooted the VMs are at risk.  Keep the host away from internet sites -- we have seen that even big name sites can serve malware so best to do web stuff in a VM, with different VMs to limit damage and using care with cross connections.


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