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Re: [Qemu-devel] building a virus-proof PC with Qemu

From: Magnus Damm
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] building a virus-proof PC with Qemu
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:00:43 +0100

On Tue, 2004-11-23 at 13:44, Bochnig, Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> most of you know that: The easiest and most secure (100.00%) option 
> imaginable is to boot from cd/dvd and to keep the registry (in case of 
> m$-win) - or other files requiring write access - inside of a ramdrive.
> Works.

Yeah, if your cdrom is lacking write support, the BIOS flash chips are
write-protected and the CMOS memory is handled with care. And if you are
certain that the RAM is cleared during the boot phase. =)

Or you could boot over the network to a RAM disk. But could you trust
your network? The DHCP server, the default gateway?

/ magnus

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