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A company that develops cloud and virtualization software and services. Mostly known for their desktop softwares Workstation, Player and Fusion, their server software ESXi and the cloud IaaS product vCloud.

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"No session was created" between VMs [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Metasploit and I have set up 2 VMs: Kali Linux and Windows 8 (victim machine). They use NAT adapter to connect to the internet. I want to make one exploit on ms17-010 but the result is ...
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TLS: should a server return the complete certificate chain? [duplicate]

I'm running a private CA for testing purposes. I have my root CA cert, an intermediate CA cert, and some server certificates. Clients have the root CA cert installed as trusted. It's not clear to me ...
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secure deletion in virtual machines [duplicate]

when we securely delete a volume in a machine which is installed in a virtual machine or docker, for example by overwriting 7 times or more, we securely delete the data in virtual disk (in guest) and ...
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installed windows 2003 in VMware cant get internet to work [closed]

I have installed Windows 2003 server in VMWare and cannot seem to get the internet to work. It says it is connected to the internet in the box in the icon bar and when I run ipconfig it returns with ...
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Can a host be accessed when using a VM on a network?

If I use a VM on a laptop which is connected to a work or public wifi, can the host machine be accessed by anyone also connected to wifi? I'm thinking along the lines of if I were to use my laptop on ...
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Is VirtualBox safe and is it possible its spying on the user?

I'm looking to install a virtual machine and since Hyper-V is not available for my Windows 10 production version I'm forced to decide between VirtualBox and VMWare. VMWare looks much more modern and ...
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How to secure home environment when testing vulnerable VMs

I'd like to practice CTFs and cyber attacks on vulnerable VMs downloaded from seemingly reputable sources. Which are the basic guidelines for securing the environment and avoid that malware (if any) ...
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Which information of a VMware image can be monitored from the host?

I run a Linux virtual machine on my Windows 10 host. What information (e.g. https traffic) can be monitored from the host? Is it safe to browse on a virtual machine that uses the host device's network ...
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Can I check if ransomware is running by using a VM [closed]

I am not an expert, but as far as I understand, ransomware will encrypt files and (for an undefined period) decrypt as well, so it appears all is well. At some point in time, the decrypting ends and ...
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Secure a virtual machine during a lab exercise

I recently started the Offensive Security AWAE course. On their connectivity guide page, they warn about the hazards of connecting to their labs: you will be exposing your computers' VPN IP to other ...
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Can ransomware detect Virtual Environments?

My title says it all but here is a scenario: I download a suspicions file and run it inside a VM.If everything works, I will deploy it to my original PC. I plan to use these: 1.Oracle VM 2.Vmware 3....
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How should I install Kali Linux on my Windows 10?

I'm using Windows 10. I found several ways to install Kali Linux on Win10: Install it on VMWare Install it on Docker Install it on Linux subsystem (WSL) I might need to access some files in my ...
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Disguise System as VM

Malware sometimes uses anti-vm and anti-sandbox behavior to act like harmless software. Wouldn't it be a good prevention strategy to disguise the host machine as a VM so that potential malware would ...
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Dealing with File Permissions from a Virtual Machine - Forensic Logical Acquisition

I am currently in the middle of operating an analysis on Autopsy of a virtual machine (VMware) that has been hacked. I have mounted the VM and I am acquiring the evidence from VMware to my physical ...
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How to configure a VM to protect all my hardware fingerprint from guest OS and softwares?

This question was originally Does Firefox in VM have a common enough fingerprint so I don't need tor browser? in Tor community. I want to know about what a web browser's fingerprint like in a VM, ...
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Forensic image of hard disk on VMWare using Autopsy

Is there a recommended, forensically sound method of acquiring virtual hard drives on VMWare using Autopsy? Or is it a simple copy and paste? I’ve used other software like Caine in the past, where ...
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Hardening VM for Malware Analysis

I'm starting out in Malware Research / Malware Analysis. I am reading a book called "Practical Guide to Malware Analysis," which touches this in the 2nd chapter, before approaching Dynamical Analysis (...
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Why is Zone Alarm Blocking VMWare Virtual Network Editor?

I have version 15 of VMWare running on my Windows 10 computer. When I open the Virtual Network Editor and try to add a bridged connection, I get an error saying: Cannot change network to bridged: ...
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Is VM escape has the same severity as me getting in a car crash? [closed]

I'm exploring the threats for VDIs on VMware, based on the article it seems the risk for VM escape has low severity as described here:http://vmescape.com/index.html Did we forget the discussion of ...
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What security isolation exists between VDI instance to VMware Horizon to ESX?

I read about malware that was able to escape the VM and get to the VMware Horizon host and then to hypervisor ESX, but I am not sure what security controls exist to prevent malware from jumping to ...
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Transferring A VM Image To Someone, Privacy Concern

Im setting up a Windows 7 VM and will be optimizing / setting up a suite of proprietary software/settings including a VPN. I will also be connecting this VM to the internet (through a VPN) from my ...
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Nmap only detect virtual hosts and not physical hosts (maybe segmented network)

When my network settings is set to NAT and interface is eth0, this is the output of a simple nmap scan root@pc:~# nmap 192.168.0.0/24 Starting Nmap 7.60 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2018-03-04 18:47 EST ...
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Security Onion VMWare + OpenWRT IPTables Mirroring

I'm trying to set up SO in my home network to lab and see if I can monitor all ingress/egress traffic from my SOHO router. I don't have a switch with SPAN ports, or a network tap so I'm using OpenWRT ...
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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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php-reverse-shell in Wordpress can't connect to netcat

I am accessing an intentionally vulnerable VM hosting an older version of Wordpress. I have admin access to the Wordpress site and have been trying to use pentestmonkey's php-reverse-shell script to ...
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Is a VM safe to run a simple virus on? [duplicate]

I just made a very simple batch virus that runs itself and runs on startup. I want to test it because I want to send it to a YouTuber who films himself running these viruses on a Virtual Machine. The ...
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Giving remote access via the VM, will compromise the network?

I am currently working on a project for one of the organization and I have to install a new (server/client)software program.However, the software company would like to help and install for themselves ...
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Virtual machine and viruses

I have a 1tb hdd and I have installed windows 10 on 600gb and the rest space, I have given to kali Linux. I want to install vmware in kali Linux and test Malware samples. So if the virus does ...
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Security of external harware when using VMs

I'm new to using VMs, so I suspect this question may answer itself with experience, however, this question has been bugging me. If a computer user has a VM set up, and plugs in a pen drive, what's ...
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Why does Ettercap scan the wrong hosts?

Details: I'm running three virtual machines on VMware Workstation: Virtual Machine 1: Windows 7. Using static ip: 10.1.1.1 Virtual Machine 2: Windows server 2008. Using static ip 10.1.1.2 Virtual ...
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Is DHCP spoofing ever possible on VMware?

So I've just watched this Defcon video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaA5dEIqzzQ&t=1583s. Apparently they were able to set up a rouge DHCP server and get a 50/50 chance of sending the victim the ...
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Windows XP SP3 vulnerable iso to ms_08_067 [closed]

I am following Georgia Weidman book - Penetration Testing A Hands-On Introduction to Hacking. In her book, a Windows XP SP3 iso vulnerable to ms_08_067 is needed. I have an XP VM, but looks like this ...
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Security vulnerabilities when sharing files between virtual machine and host

According to this link, when running a windows OS virtual machine on a windows host OS, one can share files like one would share files between two computers on a network by ensuring that file sharing ...
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Encrypting guest VM on ESXI with Veracrypt

Hi we're using an ESXI box to host some VM's locally on our network. We're devs and we just want things like UAT servers. We've encrypted with Veracrypt: Bitlocker was out as ESXI can't see the TPM. ...
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Does my host machine stay completely safe if I'm browsing the dark web using virtual box or vmware on bridge network connection? [duplicate]

I'm just asking if my host machine stays safe when browsing the dark web darknet using Tor on a virtual machine with bridge connection through the host machine ? Since the virtual machine will be ...
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Hashcat with Kali 2 in a VM

How can I run hashcat using only the cpu in a virtual machine? When I try to run hashcat in my Kali 2 VM I receive the following error: root@kali: hashcat -m 400 -a 0 hash.txt rockyou.txt hashcat (...
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Best way to keep anonymity inside a VM

If I use a proxy shield inside a VM and spoof my IP address, is there any possibility that someone else ( victim ) can identify the host machine's IP and other details? What is the best way that we ...
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Can I use Qubes through a VM without compromising its security?

Like the title says, will using Qubes through a VM compromise its security aspects in any way? Is it "mandatory" to install it properly (like in a dual-boot enviroment) or can I achieve the same ...
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What is the most secure way to access clients' VPNs?

I'm looking to provide our clients with a secure way we can connect to their VPN when performing software services. The issue is security. We want to make them feel at ease that we are connecting to ...
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Jump Servers for security

In my network, I have the clients directly connected to the server; but in the new PCI policies, they required to use jump servers. What is the advantage of using jump servers for security reasons? ...
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VMWare security advisories in CVRF [closed]

I'm developping a crawler for security advisories and i wanted to crawl the VMWare website. I know that there is a list of security advisories here : https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/ but ...
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Building an info sec VM lab - safe to keep on my home network?

I'm a new member making my first post here. I had a very quick, and admittedly basic, question. I'm setting up an info sec lab for the first time at home. I'm trying to build some more technical ...
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How to securely delete full vm

We have a Windows 7 virtual machine on VMware Workstation 11. The VM is now encrypted (using Workstation) but wasn’t always. The VM has confidential information on it and as we no longer need it, we ...
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Virtulization in cloud and security

From a security perspective, which type of hyper-visor cloud is more secure - one that runs on bare-metal (using minimal boot strap build into hyper-visor) or one which is loaded as a part of the OS ...
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Network configuration for Security Onion on VMWare ESX

I'm setting up an IDS using Security Onion on VMWare ESX. I have a VLAN from the (physical) switch which has the network SPAN port; this is feeding into the ESX virtual switch, and this port group is ...
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I can't connect to OSSIM server [closed]

I installed OSSIM in VMware workstation.The installation was successful.But when I entered the login and the password I have this message " incorrect login" I know that la login must be "root". ...
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Detect a Virtual Machine on my Wifi?

Is there a way to detect whether a machine connected to my wifi is a physical machine or a virtual machine?
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How can I create a research botnet within VMware?

For educational purposes I am attempting to create a botnet within VMware making use of 3 or 4 machines (So I can attack a 5th virtual machine using this botnet), but the issue I'm facing is I can't ...
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EMET disable DEP on IE for specific site

I'm a new user of EMET. I wanted to know if there is anyway to avoid DEP on IE for a specific site. I want to do this because I use VMware remote server and when I start a remote console, EMET starts ...
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Nmap write output only when all scanned ports are open

Can anyone tell me how, or if it possible to get nmap to write output to a file if ALL of the ports defined in the scan are open? Such as in a boolean & statement - i.e. 636 & 902 & 5989 ...
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