What is Virtual Machine Escape?

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Definition of Virtual Machine Escape

Virtual Machine Escape is a type of security threat that provides a loop hole to the hackers/crackers so that they can intrude with hypervisors or their associated virtual machines.

How Virtual Machine Escape does works?

Virtual Machine Escape allows unauthorized users to get access to administrative operations in an entirely virtualized environment. Unauthorized users manage to do so through direct interaction with the operating system interface. They somehow manage to escape the assigned virtual system and enter into the backend architecture.

How and where Virtual Machine Escape is used?

Virtual Machine Escape is basically an unethical activity which is mostly used to intrude or modify hypervisor’s functionality such as creation or deletion of new virtual machine instance etc. without authorization to do so.

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