From RAD Lab
Virtics: A System for Privilege Separation of Legacy Desktop Applications
- Matt Piotrowski (pio AT cs DOT berkeley DOT edu)
- Anthony D. Joseph
Virtics is a system that protects users from malicious applications and malicious documents. It leverages advances in
virtualization technology that allow modern desktops to run tens of virtual machines simultaneously. It uses these virtual machines to isolate
malicious code a priori. The system design does not place a heavy burden on the user, and it incurs a reasonable overhead given
the enormous increase in security.