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    Question Cracking in a virtual machine (VM) possible?

    It's possible to crack a program running in a virtual machine (VM) or is there any difference between the local system and a vm (like vmware, virtualbox...)?

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    1) yes
    2) there are lot of differences between the physical system and virtual system but they do not come into play when dealing with simple user-mode applications
    those differences and their consequences are visible only when dealing with kernel stuff

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    son of Bungo & Belladonna bilbo's Avatar
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    regarding the differencies between VM and real systems, there are many tricks used by viruses and protection programs; as usual, Google is your friend...
    have a look for example at this thread:

    Best regards
    Non quia difficilia sunt, non audemus, sed quia non audemus, difficilia sunt.[Seneca, Epistulae Morales 104, 26]

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