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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 6: Running VirtualBox headless. VM auto save state/resume

To operate the VM inconspicuously, obviously you don’t run the full-fledged VirtualBox GUI. VirtualBox can also be fully managed from its command-line interface, called VBoxManage (you can read the User Manual if you want to learn more about VBoxManage). In … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 5: Configuring VLANs. Removing Windows’ TCP/IP stacks

Time to move to the next step: configuring pfSense, so we can make sure that we are going to have connectivity once we strip our physical NIC from its TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPv6 stacks. Mind you, in this part I will … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 4: Installing and configuring pfSense on VirtualBox

Note: if you need help with installing pfSense beyond the instructions included in this tutorial, you can always refer to the project’s official tutorials, wiki, and official forum, or even better, buy the manual available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk (a … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 3: Installing VirtualBox and creating a new VM for pfSense

Installing VirtualBox and creating a new virtual machine should not be a big deal: Install VirtualBox with all the default options. It’s just a matter of clicking Next a few times. Login on Windows as administrator. Browse to the folder … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 2: Installing Microsoft Loopback adapter on Windows 7

The idea is to have the traffic ‘flowing’ through the laptop’s physical NIC to the virtual machine running pfSense, then back to the Windows host through the Loopback adapter. In what follows, I will describe how to install the Microsoft … Continue reading

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Protect Windows with pfSense and VirtualBox. Part 1: Preamble

Recently, I have been contemplating the idea of attending the Chaos Communication Camp in Germany, in order to learn more about information security first-hand. Yet, as outlined in their survival guide, going there without considering a high level of security … Continue reading

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