Application isolation and virtualization provide a false sense of cybersecurity

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  1. mood

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    Application isolation and virtualization provide a false sense of cybersecurity
    January 21, 2020
    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/opi...ation-provide-a-false-sense-of-cybersecurity/
     
  2. mirimir

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    Yeah, if I really care about isolation, it's on a different machine, which is on a different LAN.
     
  3. shmu26

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    So they found a vulnerability in QEMU. Buy them a beer. In what way does that justify the click-bait title of the article, which implies that isolation and virtualization is inherently vulnerable?
     
  4. reasonablePrivacy

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    I think they are talking about high-value targets, because usually malware that average Joe Doe may be a victim of don't have any 0-day exploits.
     
  5. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

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    Yes, that makes sense.
     
  6. Rasheed187

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    Exactly my thoughts. It's just like saying that AV's give a false sense of security because they can't block all malware. Nothing is bulletproof, but if used correctly, app virtualization can be quite secure. Think of Sandboxie for example.
     
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