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Re: Hidden service: Is it possible for an attacker to break out of a VM?

On Thu, 7 Oct 2010 18:12:45 -0400
hikki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

> Several people recommend running a hidden service from within a VM, 
> to prevent attackers from doing side channel attacks and reading off your 
> hardware components and serial numbers.

Using a VM doesn't prevent most side-channel attacks.  It only blocks
access to a description of your hardware.

> Then I heard that attackers can actually break out of VM's if they get root 
> access on it due to a successful attack.

It depends on the VM software you are using.

Robert Ransom

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