Is it safe? Is it?!
August 29, 2012 6:46 PM Subscribe
How safe is a virtual machine for testing unknown software or browsing unknown websites?
posted by apip to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm running Windows XP in a virtual machine using VMWare, and I'm wondering how safe it is to test software or browse potentially unsafe websites in it?
Is there any chance for something malicious (application or website) to take control of the VM and then (somehow) spillover in to the main operating system? My limited insight into IT and security points me toward "no", but are there any vulnerabilities?
Any information or links are appreciated.