Q regarding new SL Boot Camp feature

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Omni Geno, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Omni Geno macrumors regular

    Omni Geno

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    #1
    Sorry of this has been answered elsewhere, but I wasn't sure what search terms to use.

    With the new feature in Snow Leopard where Windows can access the OSX partition within Boot Camp, I'm concerned about the security implications. Currently with Leopard's Boot Camp, if I get some kind of malware in Windows, I can be pretty certain it won't spread to the OSX partition. I know that the malware can't run in OSX, but while I'm running Windows, wouldn't it be able to mess up any files on all partitions that Windows is able to see?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    In theory yes, but I doubt it. It's readable because of BootCamp, Windows hasn't changed. Malware should have some kinda codec for BootCamp and HFS+ which they don't have.
     
  3. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    The new Boot Camp HFS+ driver is READ only. Windows can't write to your Mac partition.
     

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