Keeping your VPN on a guest VM separate from host

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Snowden, May 5, 2012.

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  1. Snowden

    Snowden Registered Member

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    I use VMware and am about ready to sign up for a VPN... is there any special configuration I need to ensure that my VM and host are completely isolated without bleed through?

    I know VMware tries to be helpful and allow for sharing of files ( I disabled that) So anything along those lines.

    Thanks
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    You'll probably be safe from VM-to-host breakout by malware. But I defer to those with far more experience.

    Information from your VMs resides in at least three places on your host machine. First, there are the virtual disks. But you can use whole-disk encryption, and shut down whenever you're not using them. Second, each VM has a memory swapfile. They persist after VM shutdown, and VMs will be hosed if they're corrupted. Third, VMware uses another datastore for common scratch space.

    I'm just learning VMware, so that's about all I have to say now. If you use whole-disk encryption on the host, you can keep all of that private, except when the host is running :eek:
     
  3. Snowden

    Snowden Registered Member

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    Yeah, I have FDE: I was just wondering if there are any more safe practices to follow or things in particular to avoid

    cheers for the reply
     
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