[Novalug] VMs and Security (Nick Danger)
Roger W. Broseus
rogerb at bronord.com
Sat Dec 4 22:30:26 EST 2010
Yes: the personal info that gets sync-ed by Win running as a guest in a VM
John's reply makes me understand that the data can be seen.
So, if I want to truly secure it, I guess I'll have to stick it in an
encrypted folder and open that every time I want to sync or view the data. I
don't want to encrypt the whole .vdi.
Thanks for thinking on this.
Now I better go upstairs - the wife thinks I'm still generating Christmas card
mailing labels! (She really thinks I'm addicted to computers. I just tell her
it's a hobby.)
Roger W. Broseus - Linux User
Email: RogerB at bronord.com
Web Site: www.bronord.com
On 12/04/2010 10:17 PM, novalug-request at calypso.tux.org wrote:
> 2. Re: VMs and Security (Nick Danger)
> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2010 15:16:52 -0500
> From: Nick Danger<nick at hackermonkey.com>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] VMs and Security
> To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
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> On 12/04/2010 10:16 AM, Roger W. Broseus wrote:
>> I'm dependent upon Window$ to sync and backup my "smart phone." As I
>> understand it, the "appliance," including folders and files, is written to
>> a .vdi file. Does this provide a sort-of security through obscurity? (I'm
>> *not* asking about the obvious - accessing the data when the VM is
>> running.) I've tried different ways of peeking into the .vdi file and have
>> I'm thinking that's enough to provide some protection to the personal data
>> from my phone and that putting it in an encrypted folder in the VM would
>> be over kill.
> I don't think I understand what you are trying to secure. Are you trying
> to secure the data on the PC (I'm guessing it is a VirtualBox image)
> after you've sync'd your smart phone?
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