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Security of windows-XP in VMware

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If I run WindowsXP in a VM am I looking at Windows security risks? I have whatever protection Fedora 19 delivers out of the box and my DD-WRT router. I am still uneasy booting Windows ... There are no Windows boxes on my LAN, only Apple stuff in addition to mine.

posted Aug 13, 2013 by Anderson

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Don't think a virtual machine is anything different than a physical install, if you have a unpatched security hole in your virtual windows it get's the same way infected by doing the same as any other windows and with a virtual machine running Windows *you have* a windows in your LAN and most likely it has more ports to your host open as you would have on the LAN, at least older versions of VMware Workstation where treatet as coming from localhost by iptables, in never versions the connections are coming from the virtual NAT address and can be filtered separately.

answer Aug 13, 2013 by Satish Mishra
yes: stop to think a virtual machine is anything different than a physical install, if you have a unpatched security
hole in your virtual windows it get's the same way infected by doing the same as any other windows
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