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anand.arumug 10-15-2009 03:12 PM

security of internet connection on virtualized linux install
 
Hi All,

Is is safe to browse the internet from a virtualized *nix/Linux instance on a laptop with Windows Vista w/o any anti-virus software installed?

How secure is the connection established via the virtualized *nix/Linux instance?

Thanks for your time.

Cheers,
Anand.

TBC Cosmo 10-15-2009 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by anand.arumug (Post 3720664)

Is is safe to browse the internet from a virtualized *nix/Linux instance on a laptop with Windows Vista w/o any anti-virus software installed?

Yes, it's no different than being on a physical Linux.

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How secure is the connection established via the virtualized *nix/Linux instance?
As secure as it would be in a physical machine. Use the same rules for securing your sessions in virtual land as you do in physical land. That means use encryption when appropriate etc.

joesixon 10-15-2009 03:41 PM

Surely, Safer than using a Windows vista w/o anti-virus, only if you compromise the performance and difficulty of using a browser inside the "console" window.


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