Presented herein are techniques that involve utilizing a blockchain-based methodology that provides a defense against rollback attacks on a virtual machine and is scalable for other application areas. In one example, a solution is provided to avoid rollback attacks during restoration of a virtual machine under the assumption of a malicious host and hypervisor. Techniques presented herein also address problems associated with an untrusted host under certain assumptions.
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Sharma, Sarthak; Singh, Lovepreet; and Lakshmanan, Yegappan, "PROTECTING AGAINST MALICIOUS LOGINS ON VIRTUAL MACHINES USING BLOCKCHAIN", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 09, 2020)