How secure are virtual machines really? False sense of security?
If I download a file in Guest Windows XP machine in Vmware Workstation, which is a virus. Can it affect the Host OS ?
I understand that the work on Guest OS doesnt affect the Host, but I was amazed when Kaspersky detected threat when I was trying to download a virus in Guest OS. So it made me think that may be Kaspersky is scanning packets and it detected virus in it.
So, can a virus affect the host OS when downloaded to Guest OS ?
I'm using NAT in vmware.