Security considerations when updating settings from a remote system

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The installation must be done with system privileges.

All Virtual Box binaries should be executed as a regular user and never as a privileged user.

The VMM provides emulated physical resources and devices to the guest which are accessed by the guest operating system to perform the required tasks.

The VM settings control the resources provided to the guest, for example the amount of guest memory or the number of guest processors, (see Section3.4, “General settings”) and the enabled features for that guest (for example remote control, certain screen settings and others).

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By using and further navigating this website you accept this.The integrity of the package should be verified with the provided SHA256 checksum which can be found on the official website.General Virtual Box installation instructions for the supported hosts can be found in Chapter2, Installation details.Follow audit advice in this document and regularly monitor audit records.The Virtual Box base package should be downloaded only from a trusted source, for instance the official website The Oracle VM Virtual Box extension pack provides additional features and must be downloaded and installed separately, see Section1.6, “Installing Virtual Box and extension packs”.

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