Sandboxie Acquired by Invincea

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by ad18, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Page42

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    Having trouble reaching the forum and/or the home website.

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  2. plat1098

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    Likewise, I get this just now, to check out the above observations. What's up, Sbie?
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  4. Page42

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    Anybody know if Sandboxie website or their forum have ever been hacked or attacked?
     
  5. bo elam

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    Hi Page, I don't remember ever reading about the site been hacked or attacked by malware but I remember years ago (about 7 years ago), the site had a big problem with spammers that would come to the forum and load the site with spam posts. I dont remember how that was solved but it was effectively solved as we now hardly ever see any spam.

    FWIW, today I haven't been able to open any Sandboxie site webpages. Yesterday, as I posted here, I was able to open (slowly) sandboxie.com webpages but cant now. So, whatever the problem is, it continues.

    Now, being Easter weekend is kind of messy for the site. More than likely the problem will continue during the weekend, unless someone is actually working at the site now. But more than likely, people are in vacation.

    Personally, I haven't had any of this update message issue in my W10 (using latest beta on that computer). Yesterday, when I started my W7 (it was like a month last time I had started it), I realized I have version 5.28 in it. I did get one update message, clicked Next week, and didnt get to see another message. I don't know why I got to see that message as I had never seen it before. Anyway, before turning off the W7, I changed the Update setting to Never and as far as I can tell, it worked well, as afterward, it shows what is supposed to how in my Sandboxie config file. I didn't see any SBIE update message after changing that setting to how I thought I had it.

    One thing I am glad I didnt try is to update SBIE to the latest beta as very likely, I would have ended up with the free version in the W7 if I had tried it, as the Sandboxie server more than likely would not have been able to be reached to activate the license. Right now, definitively, is not a good moment to update SBIE. Is better to stay put until the issue is fixed.

    My friend, its always a pleasure to say Hello, to you. Best regards

    Bo
     
  6. Page42

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    I think I remember that as well, Bo.
    Feeling's mutual, for sure.
     
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  9. Page42

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    Real cause or a convenient excuse? Hard to say. But this sort of downtime for a security company never looks good. My opinion.
     
  10. plat1098

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    The site is still down, it seems, going on 25 + hours. Still get "check for updates" with the "error occurred" message. A odd time to choose to perform maintenance as mood indicated, if this an intentional shutdown. I've never seen a site down longer than an hour maybe? The site, you can ping it--from here is avg. of 39 msec. I'm curious what the explanation will be. :)
     
  11. bo elam

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    Yes, it doesn't look good. But, we ought to realize that if the people who oversee the site are gone, perhaps out of town, they are gone and nothing will be done for now :). I am familiar with what goes on at the SBIE forum during weekends, so, it doesn't surprise me not to see things being back to normal yet.

    Bo
     
  12. Brummelchen

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    site is down, all gone searching easter eggs. drink something cold, do same or just go out :D
    down is better than left alone!
     
  13. xxJackxx

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    A site being down for days without explanation is not a good sign. I expect this to become abandonware before long. If it does I'll uninstall it and feel that over the years I got my money's worth out of it.
     
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    Time will tell sooner or later. We'll continue to use it so long as it performs to expectations as it has to date.
     
  15. Space Ghost

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    About a one year ago ( On April 16th 2018 ) Sophos said they will immediate ends of sale for all Invincea related products ;)
     
  16. majoMo

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    After a warning to reactivate Sandboxie - it said can´t connect to activate...

    Something is not ok here. Never had such problem!
     
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    im on 5.28, updater can't reach the server.
     
  19. xxJackxx

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    That would explain what is happening. I'm sure we'll find out sooner than later if that is the end of it.
     
  20. Peter2150

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    Actually it explains nothing. They did shut down Invincea, but Sandboxie continued to be supported. I doubt a company the caliber of Sophos, would terminate support of Sandboxie in this manner.

    Obviously there is a problem. Best to wait and see rather then needless speculation.
     
  21. majoMo

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    We will see...:
    https://community.sophos.com/kb/en-us/131956
     
  22. Brummelchen

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    no word about sandboxie, which is ofc not really an invicea product.
    a) they make sandboxie paid complete free of charge - maybe perpetual "beta" as MBAE.
    b) they keep activation servers.
    c) they sell sandboxie again
     
  23. plat1098

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    Yes, very hush-hush. Sophos' Sandboxie page says nothing out of the ordinary at this time. What if people want to purchase subscriptions; this is costing Sandboxie. The Windows v. 1903 will have a sandbox utility, right? The debut for us millions upon millions of regular Windows 10 users is just a few weeks away, go figure.

    Still hoping this will be business as usual shortly....
     
  24. Space Ghost

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    I think Sophos is using Sandboxie as a core of Sophos Sandstorm.
     
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