Virtual Machines Aren’t Perfect Sandboxes

A few months ago, I had a problem with one of my Virtual Machines (VMs), so I fired up Wireshark, and started capturing traffic. At first I thought I was seeing things. There was a bunch of traffic that was not originating on the VM; it was originating on the host OS. That seemed mighty […]

Security Sandboxes and Virtualization

The easiest way to take advantage of the new security sandbox technology is to upgrade your hardware and software. Not everyone can afford to do that. What other options are there if you want a security sandbox? Sandboxing is closely related to virtualization. Virtual computing is a good way to get some of the benefits […]