Can a keylogger in a host machine capture keystrokes in virtual OS?

I'd like to get into cryptocurrencies but I don't know if my machine (mac) is secure. So I thought I could create a VM for it but I guess its pointless if the host machine is compromised. Anyone knows what I should do

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Yes, it can. If you don't trust a bare-metal host, you can't trust any VMs running in it either.

  • so you have no solution
    – user277849
    Commented May 7, 2022 at 16:12
  • @user277849 Here's a solution: buy another physical machine that you do trust. Commented May 7, 2022 at 17:30
  • Awesome, can you like give me $500 so I can buy another physical machine?
    – user277849
    Commented May 7, 2022 at 18:22

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