I'm contemplating the fact about using a virtual machine to "sandbox" servers and programs on my computer. I heard that Virtual Machines can be hacked into,; a simple google search of "virtual machine security"; millions of results appear.
I know that pretty much anything can be hacked but why would Amazon use virtual machines instead of something else if they have security issues, especially if the virtual machine can "break" out of itself and infect other machines. Sure, Windows Server 2008 comes with AVG but apparently there is an easy way to bypass that.
Is this information correct, or am I reading it incorrectly?