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Hyper-V Security by Andy Syrewicze, Eric Siron

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Chapter 1. Introducing Hyper-V Security

One of the most difficult tribulations in the entire realm of computing is security. Computers are tools, and just like any tool, they are designed to be used. Unfortunately, not every usage is proper, and not every computer should be accessed by just anyone. A computer really has no way to classify proper usage against improper usage, or differentiate between a valid user and an unauthorized user any more than a hammer would. The act of securing them is quite literally an endeavor to turn them against their purpose.

Hyper-V adds new dimensions to the security problem. Virtual machines have protection options that mirror their physical counterparts, but present unique challenges. The hypervisor presents challenges ...

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