I want to harden my personal computer against possible security threats.
One thing I'm considering is to for example put my torrent client inside a virtual machine, together with the applications used to execute any files I might download. I would also put a browser in the VM for visiting webpages I don't trust.
- Does anyone do this? Does this approach make sense?
- If it makes sense, are there any easier ways of getting same effect?
I'm aware that virtualisation is not 100% safe but I assume it greatly complicates matters for any potential malware/hacker.