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Is a Windows XP virtual machine with no network connection safe from hacking? [duplicate]

If I install Windows XP as a Virtual Machine with no network connection, is it safe from being hacked? My main OS would be Windows 8.1 with internet.
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Am I safe if I run untrusted applications inside a Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I have some untrusted software. I plan to run them on a guest Windows 7 on my host Windows 8 OS using Oracle VirtualBox. In the worst case, will only my guest OS be affected? Can the hacker access ...
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How to ensure that VirtualBox guests can't break out of the vm to get access to the host machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How secure are virtual machines really? False sense of security? E.g. on Ubuntu/Fedora - if I have VirtualBox installed and I'm running guests in it, then how can I make it ...
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Is it safe to run virus (infected executable) inside VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Is it safer to run suspicious (trojan, malware, virus) software/exe/applications inside VirtualBox (Windows) and what threats do they have?
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Will virus downloaded to guest OS affect Host OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
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Can hackers compromise a VM to the point that they compromise your host OS? [duplicate]

Recently I was reading up on various security strategies and one that has been around for a while but is starting to gain traction now is working within a VM on your desired OS. If that VM ever gets ...
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Can a malware jump from a virtual to the physical machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How secure are virtual machines really? False sense of security? I found out that malware authors check if the hard drive volume name, or network card MAC matches default ...
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Can a TCP connection with a VM be “escaped from” to reach the host? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How secure are virtual machines really? False sense of security? If a VM (e.g. VirtualBox) on host A opens a TCP connection to a hacker Z, are there any possible ...
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Is it possible for guest system to spy host system when using virtual maschine (VMware) [duplicate]

I want to prepare virtual maschine which will be used to connect through vpn with one of my clients. There are some other programs and devices that I have to install in order all of this to work. ...
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Virtual Box security [duplicate]

I am using virtual box to run a secure machine. I am not fully confident in the hosts security. My assumptions are that of course the host can read the VM when the VM is running and that if the ...
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How Secure are Virtual Networks [duplicate]

When using a Virtual Network, is it possible to infect the underlying Network infrastructure with malware from the Virtual Network. How safe is the use of Virtual Networks?
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Risk of infecting the host OS if the guest OS is out of date [duplicate]

I'd like to know how much the risk changes if I don't update the software on the guest OS in a VM (applications and the guest operating system itself), compared to the risk in case it's all kept up-to-...
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Host an application on a virtualbox? [duplicate]

I want to host an application locally, but I was worried about security of my local files. I decided to 'encapsulate' the application using VirtualBox. Is that safe for my host OS (Windows)?
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How can I set up a secure virus laboratory? [duplicate]

I've been playing around with virtual operating systems for some time and began wondering: would it be possible to set up a virus laboratory in a virtual machine? If not, are there other ways that do ...
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VirtualBox setup - running potential virus [duplicate]

Is my VirtualBox setup fine for running a potential virus/malware? Here's the screenshot of my settings - CLICK Shared clipboard and drag n drop are off. Let me know if anything else is required.

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