Virtual machine as a safe browsing environment



I mentioned this in my summary yesterday morning as a possible workaround until there are patches for the WMF vulnerability that’s been big news the last week. I notice that incidents.org has mentioned it too as a possibility today. VMware has released VMPLayer as a free way of running premade virtual machines.


One of those virtual machines that they provide for a free download is a browsing environment. It’s called the Browser Appliance Virtual Machine and is available for download from vmware’s site. It’s a big download and I don’t recall the hardware requirements, so it may not be a solution for everyone, but it is an option.

You should probably be careful with the installation of vmplayer as it asks if you want to include Google Desktop search. It’s been found that Google desktop search indexes files in real time and can trigger a previously downloaded exploit file.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • KDE 3.5.4 on SuSE 10.1 VMware image It was just announced that there is a VMWare image available for download that includes SuSE 10.1 with KDE 3.5.4 installed and it's also been updated to the most current releases of the other desktop software available for kde from opensuse. VMplayer (at least) is required, which is a free......
  • Windows Vista Beta notes... What follows are some notes that I've taken on the Vista beta that I installed into a VM. I've got a lot of toying around yet to do with it (and at least one Internet Explorer bug I want to mention.) But... I'll go ahead and post this. [warning -......
  • Australia to ask Google Maps to pull images over security concerns According to this article, Australia will ask Google to pull satellite photos of its only Nuclear plant. It's worth noting that several locations in the US Capital are either reduced resolution or blocked out with solid colors. Now that we live in an era of private satellite imagery are services......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Free Email Marketing Software Every once in a while I come across something brilliant online and today is one of those days. I found this free email marketing software by Atlantic Software called Email Marketing Pro 2011, which┬áis perfect for small businesses who don't have a website with email marketing software built in,......
  • Free Financial Management Software When it comes to your getting out of debt, having the right software can actually make a real world of difference. Some people tend to manage their efforts at debt reduction with something that is as simple and as straight forward as a computer spreadsheet while other people tend toward......
  • Google Says 60% of Local Searches Lead To Sales - Internet Marketing Redefined [/caption] How many of you have included some degree of "offline" in your Internet Marketing strategies? Did you know that 60% of Local Searches that take place on Google lead to sales? I mean.. How powerful is that man! :) This is not some regurgitated statistic, it's Google themselves......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site