Sandboxing & Internet Banking

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by TerryWood, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. TerryWood

    TerryWood Registered Member

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    Hi All

    I would like a few thoughts on which Sandbox type of application such as Geswall Pro (Policy) and Sandboxie would be better (more secure) for the specific purpose of internet banking. (And reasons why)

    Thank you

    Terry
     
  2. jmonge

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    dont forget about DefenseWall terry:thumb:it has a banking mode
     
  3. jmonge

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    i always use SandBoxie only in this kind of special events when it comes to doing online shopping.asuring that only internet explorer is allow to connect to the web and ofcourse with alot of restriction and also the content of the sandbox has to be deleted,just in case of a keylogger inside it.i feel secure by doing it like that.
     
  4. TerryWood

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    Hi jpmonge

    You reminded me about DefenseWall (Which you use) yet you appear to prefer Sandboxie, despite including Defensewall as "a keylogger killer" in your credits.

    Why do you prefer Sandboxie? Yet not use it all the time?

    Thanks

    Terry
     
  5. jmonge

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    the thing is that iam new to defensewall and i use sandboxie only for banking and i have sandboxie for long time.thats why.(i know how to use it for banking)
    if you ask me which one i prefer to use for daily usage ofcourse i will say defensewall
    for the easy of use but for banking i use sandboxie only
    note: wife dont like sandboxie for daily use,she prefer DefenseWall.
    when i get to know DefenseWall more i will not use sandboxie at all maybe.
     
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  6. Peter2150

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    HI Terry

    I use Sandboxie all the time, so for banking the only difference is I exit the browser, which deletes the sandbox, and then go do banking. Never had an issue.

    Pete
     
  7. Huupi

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    Is there any evidence that with sandboxie in default config. users are compromised at online banking,just a question !?!

    In my experience i do online banking for years (with and without SBIE) and never met any problem.
     
  8. Peter2150

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    No there isn't
     
  9. MICRO

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    Peter,
    I have downloaded SB and would like to install but could do with knowing
    a couple of things such as when needing to update my AV etc, or do IB, is it possible
    to simply click and lose all that might be in SB from minutes ago, and then reopen SB clean, without losing the net connection, or needing to restart ?
     
  10. Peter2150

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    Okay. Assuming your AV program updates from within itself, it's a non issue. Just don't run it sandboxed.

    As for IB(Internet Banking), to start clean you have to close your browser. Sandboxie pulls what it needs to run into the sandbox, so if you delete you'd terminate the browser. When I go from browsing to shopping or banking I just close the browser wait a moment and reopen it. I my sandboxes set to autodelete when the browser closes.

    Pete
     
  11. MICRO

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    Thanks Pete, I shall give it a whirl to see how I go.
     
  12. nomarjr3

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    Absolutely NOT.
    Sandbox programs do not provide anonymity when it comes with logging in your passwords or any data.
    You need data encryption or anti-keylogger for that.
     
  13. dw426

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    SandboxIE can be configured to stop the sending of keylogged data back to the malicious server/person, deny internet access to everything in the sandbox except the browser, and deny access of anything running in the sandbox to any data outside the sandbox, so who cares if a keylogger gets in if the sandbox is set right? Also, I THINK DefenseWall stops most keyloggers from even starting up, I THINK. So, sandboxes are perfectly fine. Set up SandboxIE correctly, install a full virtual system like Returnil/ShadowDefender, add a good antivirus and a good image backup system and who cares what runs, 1 reboot or image loading and whatever happened is GONE.
     
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  14. Huupi

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    You pretty much sums it up to stay happy with online transactions. :thumb:
     
  15. Someone

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    Hi

    Why would you need anonymity?

    Thanks
     
  16. dw426

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    You don't and can't. He was worried about keyloggers, and SandBoxie configured properly either kills them or keeps them from sending the logged data out.
     
  17. Murderlove

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    Any link to, or information about these settings of Sandboxie?

    Thanks.
     
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