[brlug-general] Does VM technology improve or hurt security?
tfournet at penguinmonster.com
Thu Apr 15 00:01:06 CDT 2004
Dustin Puryear wrote
>An attacker could potentially break out of the VM and take over the entire
>server. This would allow him to compromise all of the virtual servers.
>Basically, using VM could mean putting all of your eggs in one basket.
How? From what I've seen, the guest OS doesn't even know it's not on a
real computer. The closest danger I could see would be if the guest OS
gets compromised, the attacker could use the network transport to get to
other machines, but that's no different than a physical box.
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