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Re: Security and dual booting/running in VM Windows and Linux

On Mon, 04 Oct 2010 11:00:02 +0200 Klistvud wrote:

> Dne, 04. 10. 2010 10:39:00 je Lisi napisal(a):
>> If I set up a computer to dual boot Windows and Linux (specifically
>> Debian
>> Lenny) does the fact that Windows is sharing the computer in any way
>> jeopardise the security of the Linux installation?
> In the very least, a Windows rootkit or virus could potentially mess up
> your partition table, or the master boot record; but there are certainly
> other equally risky scenarious that other list memebers will most
> certainly come up with. So the answer to your question is definitely
> "yes".

Other scenario: Windows rootkit -> mount linux partitions -> replace some 
binaries/kernel/libs of your Linux installation -> compromised Linux 


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