On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 12:33:49PM +0100, Justin Mason wrote:
> Key point for me -- imagine being able to install an insecure swiss-cheese
> PHP app like Gallery and *not* have to worry about all your important data
> getting pwn3d!
Unfortunately, that's just not reality. Virtualisation offers only
marginally more security than a chroot. As the user still gets native
raw access to the hardware, it's always going to be possible for them to
simply crawl the bus devices and do whatever they feel like. If they
root your virtualised instance, they still have the potential for
interfering with the other ones.
Only emulation could come close to what you're talking about :-)
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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