Perils in Parallels?
The scenario with Parallels presents the opposite threat: Virus writers could, by default, simply begin to tell their creations to check whether they are being run in a Parallels virtual machine, and if so run some basic checks to see which operating system the host machine is running, and then drop appropriate malicious code in key places on the host system.
Such a scenario may sound far-fetched, but the reality is that if you can dream it up, the bad guys online are probably already doing it. Here's hoping the good folks at Parallels fix this feature in their next release. Perils in Parallels? - Security Fix
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