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Old 09-01-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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VMware installed linux as secure as installation on hard disk?

I have this kind of general question about VMware and virtual machines. As a linux user, I feel secure using it and know it is immune to the windows virus out there when I visit a web page. If lets say I install linux as a virtual machine on windows. would my linux be as virus immune as real installation or is it just a linux environment and the security is no more enhanced than windows as it is the one that linux would be running on?

Old 09-02-2011, 02:56 AM   #2
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The Linux virtual machine would have the same security as a physical installation. It is isolated from the Windows OS.
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There are some who would feel that there is a possibility to be less secure. It has not be proven that it has been an issue but it is possible that any number of things could cause a VM to be at risk.

Security is a collection of best practices. The more you use and learn the better the security.

Personally I would worry more about almost every other type of contact before the VM to host. Usb to network are the big holes.


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