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Old 10-15-2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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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.

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Anand.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 10-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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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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