I have this doubt.

It's known that's Windows has some security issues that Linux doesn't.

If i install some distro in a Hyper-V within Windows but then run this the Linux as a host, configuring the boot via this vhdx, this Linux will get the security issues from Windows, or will be like the Linux is really installed on the host machine?

  • You appear to be mixing up "host" and "guest". – JdeBP Oct 8 '17 at 9:17
  • What do you mean? Windows has some security issues that Linux doesn't, but Linux has some security issues that Windows doesn't. – Egor Vasilyev Oct 8 '17 at 9:55

At the risk of oversimplifying, if an attacker can gain logical full control of your host (e.g., via network), it’s equivalent to having full physical of any virtual machines that run on that host.  They would be able to read and write the VM’s disks.  Encrypting the disks of the VM might help.

  • Understood. But the Windows issues do not apply to the linux, when i'm running the linux as a host, right? It will be like two OS's running side by side installed directly on physical HD of the host? – KaioMartins Oct 8 '17 at 1:54
  • I talk here about here about the vulnerabilities that the windows have in a network, if I'm using Linux as a host I don't get these right? – KaioMartins Oct 8 '17 at 2:20

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