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That is actually a very good question and it centers around what are called hypervisor vulnerabilities. While the machines themselves are functionally indistinguishable from the real thing, they are being hosted by software, the hypervisor. The hypervisor may have some vulnerabilities that could expose other virtual machines running on the same host, or ...


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I do not believe that virtualisation adds more security into it. The applications as such can be chrooted (OpenBSD) or put each in its own jail (FreeBSD). I would go for the simplest solution, because the more simple it is, the better you can understand what you are doing, and mayne also psychologically you do not rely on separation (virtualisation) that ...


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I will assume that since it is a laptop, it will exposed to external threats as you will take it with you, but you are interested in security and hardening of the system to prevent unauthorized access. VMs are a great way to sandbox your activities without putting your entire machine at risk. You can take a snapshot of the VM's configuration at anytime you ...


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Different threat models. Whonix (needs to) assumes, that the host is safe. (Tails needs to assume this as well to some degree, because I suppose, many users are downloading and burning/installing Tails using their host, where malware could interfere.) Tails is more focusing on being amnesic. Whonix is more concerned about misbehaving applications and ...


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That is what VirtualBox's host-only networking mode is for. It creates a virtual network adaptor on the host and connects it to a virtual network adaptor in the guest. Then you just tell the services running on the host to only listen on the virtual adaptor. See section 6.7 of the VirtualBox manual for more details.



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