Destroying sandboxes

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by bigc73542, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    One of the mechanisms used by anti-malware applications is to institute a virtual "sandbox" to isolate suspicious files from the rest of the system while they are quickly analysed for malicious content or behaviour.

    Creating a sandbox requires the anti-malware software to essentially institute a Virtual Machine - a computer that is completely implemented in software. A lot of current sandboxes are designed to emulate network connections and normal system behaviour in an effort to trap malicious output from a suspicious file or application

    Full story here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/16/sandbox_malware/
     
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