Sandboxes podcas

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  1. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    Steve Gibson talks about sudo virtualization 'lighter weight' application sandboxing such as Sandboxie, Greenborder... and some I havent seen stating you cannot trust them for security only privacy.
    http://www.grc.com/SecurityNow.htm#55
     
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    Well for one thing, I think Gibson is somewhat inaccurate here; it might be that you can't fully trust them for security (isn't that true for any program?), but sure some of the programs he mentions are not "for privacy". Take Sandboxie: it doesn't protect applications from reading, only from writing to the "true" OS folders (there's a rather obscure method to deny reading from certain folders in the configuration files, but it's certainly not the primary scope of Sandboxie). Also:

    He's gotta be kidding. Unless you delete the sandbox contents with something like Eraser, one can easily recover the files that were in the sandbox with any "undelete" programs found on the web.
     
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    Re: Sandboxes podcast

    I thought it abit unfare to group these type of programs together and only really talk about one, namely 'Sandboxie.'

    typical SG rant

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