Friday, August 31, 2007

Virtual Appliances: only run them if you trust them!

I forgot to add an important warning to yesterday's post about Virtual Applicances!

When you start up a virtual appliance it will probably try to get an IP address on your private network via DHCP. If the Virtual Appliance contains malicious code, it could then do all kinds of nasty things.

The bottom line: as with any software that you install behind your firewall, don't run a virtual appliance unless you trust the source you got it from.

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