Sandboxie Acquired by Invincea

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

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  1. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    OSarmor is nothing else than a HIPS and not needed for regular windows use. (same for ReHIPS). but this thread is about sandboxie
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Well, it would be a pity. Because Sandboxie is unique software. It's not just a tool to protect browsers, it's also about the ability to run all kinds of software without messing up your real system. BTW, I was thinking, since most browsers already have their own sandboxing system, perhaps they could make a Sandboxie version that only virtualizes file and registry changes. I hope Sophos will be able to sell Sandboxie to some other software company.
     
  3. Page42

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    Hello, Ronen? This is Sophos. How about we sell your baby back to you, real cheap? :D
     
  4. imdb

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    sbie was just a hobby project for ronen. he's a great programmer, one of the best.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    LOL, that would be cool. I'm willing to give up my lifetime license and start paying a yearly fee. I believe Sandboxie is one of the few apps that are worth it.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    Agree about a yearly fee, but I suspect part of the reason Ronen gave up was keeping up with the Win 10 "fixes"
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    No not really, because I believe he sold Sandboxie before Win 10 was even launched, but I may be wrong.
     
  8. imdb

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    yep, it was circa 2013.
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    Correct, I just checked it. But now that I think of it, what if Sophos would restrict lifetime licenses to only one PC? This would mean that at least thousands of people would need to purchase a new yearly license. Or do they simply not have enough customers for SBIE?
     
  10. Rasheed187

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    BTW, Sandboxie would have come in handy to protect against this exploit. It would isolate the RAT, but you would still need to combine it with an anti-logger/HIPS in case the RAT managed to run inside the sandbox. And yes I know, this exploit was only used on Mac computers, but this stuff can also happen on Windows as we all know.

    https://blog.coinbase.com/responding-to-firefox-0-days-in-the-wild-d9c85a57f15b
     
  11. wat0114

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    In Windows the RAT would have been dropped into a user space directory such as: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming so a HIPS or SRP alone, properly configured, would prevent the payload from even executing. Of course a properly configured Sandboxie should both contain it and also prevent its executing. All I'm trying to suggest is both defenses together are not needed.
     
  12. Brummelchen

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    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\
    =
    %USERPROFILE%
    only which includes %appdata%, %temp% and %localappdata%

    ofc this would affect google chrome with its local installation.
    a sandbox limited to firefox.exe only, not really - for me - because of printing and more.
    hips is not for unexperienced users.

    to notice - the linked 0day was fixed. stupids who use outdated builds.
     
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  13. mood

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    An announcement will be posted next Tuesday:
     
  14. Rainwalker

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    Do we know the number of Sandboxie users?
     
  15. syrinx

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    Let me guess? It'll go something like this :p

    "We are Sophos. You will be assimilated, existence as you know it is over. We will add your technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile..."
     
  16. Mr.X

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    :argh:
     
  17. bo elam

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    I seen that question being asked a few times before, but never an answer. So, we don't know. :)

    Bo
     
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  18. Rainwalker

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    OK.Thanks Bo
     
  19. LoneWolf

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    With the issues with Sophos and their problems with Sanboxie the website and support I have a question,
    In 122 days when SandBoxie needs to check my license will it not register and work ?
    Has anyone had issues with the license check with a lifetime license? 2019-08-31_17-13-04.png
     
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    don't know about in 122 days....manual registration works, now (114 days to 180 days)
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  21. LoneWolf

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    Good to know, hopefully reactivating SandBoxie's license in the future will not be an issue.
     
  22. Brummelchen

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    at least only paying users can keep it up.
     
  23. Beyonder

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    Two days until we get their epic answers. What are your toughts on what they will be responding.

    Will they blame legacy code?
    Will they blame a contracted company?
    Will they blame Ronen?
    Will they blame abuse of the forums?
    Will they blame themselves?
    Will they blame society?

    Find out on the next episode of Sandboxie - Abandonware In Progress!
     
  24. imdb

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    blame ronen? what could they possibly blame him for?
     
  25. Beyonder

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    For creating the current server activation system, perhaps?
     
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