Better Security through Sandboxing

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

Sandboxing refers to creating an isolated environment for running applications that could present a security risk. Some Internet apps are now built with their own sandboxes, but there are several ways you can create a sandboxed environment for any application. In this article, we will look at popular sandboxing methods and discuss just what sandboxing does – and does not accomplish, security-wise.A child’s sandbox is a container designed to keep the sand within a confined area, as sand that is not confined can create a big mess. In the computer security world, a sandbox acts as a virtual container where untrusted programs can run without making a big mess by exposing the primary operating system and other applications to risk. The concept of a protected environment has been around for a long time, although it has gone by other names. The Hydra operating system, designed in the 1970s as part of a project at Carnegie-Mellon University, was built on the idea that all procedures are pro...