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Sandboxing is the act of restricting permissions of programs to the bare minimum they require to operate.

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Linux namespaces: Enforce unshare sandbox on user login

Is there a reliable way to enforce every login of a certain Linux user to use isolate it's namespaces by unshare, like eg. the user had executed unshare -n -p -U -C -f -m --mount-proc bash on ...
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Virtualisation options on M1/M2/M3 Mac running macOS Sonoma [closed]

I am in need on virtualizing apps on Mac ARM running Sonoma. As Parallels is out of the question due to restrictions on my end, I am in need of using another option. VMWare's "player" doesn'...
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Configuring content process sandbox level in Thunderbird

I am using Thunderbird 115.6.0 on Linux (Debian 12). In the menubar, clicking on "Help" > "Troubleshooting Information" shows Thunderbird's sandbox settings: Notice that the ...
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Windows Sandbox fails to connect, Error 0x80072746

Windows Sandbox has stopped working recently, despite no changes to the system or software. When launched from the Start Menu, it shows the Windows Sandbox splash screen (blue sandbox icon on a gray ...
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Container or VM for testing Windows software applications

I’m looking for some suggestions on how I can test some software applications without committing to installing them on my main OS. I thought a virtual machine would be a good idea, but then I found ...
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No internet: firejail ubuntu 20.04 --net=eno1 --dns=QQQ.RRR.SSS.TTT

This is the same case of unanswered question DNS not working in firejail ALL SENSITIVE INFORMATION WAS MODIFIED TO A SET OF THREE OR TWO LETTERS (AAA, etc. or XX) The case is: I have an ethernet ...
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Windows Sandbox run logincommand as WDAGUtilityAccount

Trying to automate some installs, but seems as though the scripts within the directive don't get ran as WDAGUtilityAccount. If I try to use the runas command it requires a password. Would there be a ...
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How can I sandbox wine itself, and all wine applications?

I don't want wine accessing my ext4 partition which is typically the Z: drive. How can I restrict or sandbox wine?
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Is there a way to sandbox a wine instance to install and run an untrusted windows application?

So I have a program I don't trust. It is packaged in a standard installer format with a setup.exe. I want to be able to run the resulting installed application using wine, but I don't want it to ...
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Windows Sandbox did not install

I enabled Windows Sandbox: and restarted my machine. But there is no Windows Sandbox in Start Menu: And there is no %windir%\system32\WindowsSandbox.exe file on my machine C:\>dir %windir%\...
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How to verify Windows Defender is running in Sandbox mode?

I ran this command as admin in Powershell: setx /M MP_FORCE_USE_SANDBOX 1 restarted my system, then used process explorer and all I see is this: there is no sign of "MsMpEngCP.exe" that ...
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Windows Sandbox, how to pass CTRL+ALT+DEL to the Sandbox?

Within a Windows Sandbox, if I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, it does not act on the Sandbox, even if I am in full-screen mode (this is on Windows 10). In fact, no system key combinations operate on the Sandbox ...
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Keyboard shortcuts do not work inside Windows Sandbox

I have noticed a strange effect inside full-screen Windows Sandbox sessions: if I use a keyboard shortcut like WINKEY + I, this ignores the Sandbox and opens Settings on the host OS. This is strange ...
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Prevent Windows 11 Sandbox from creating an instance icon in taskbar

I'm running Windows 11 Pro 21H2. I activated Windows Sandbox and pinned it (C:\Windows\System32\WindowsSandbox.exe) to the taskbar. Now, whenever I run Windows Sandbox, another icon of it appears in ...
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Is there way to cap memory usage and/or CPU affinity globally (on boot) to allow manual exceptions per instance in the Windows NT kernel?

I don’t know if this is even possible in Windows. But I know it can be done with Linux. Can it be done in Sindows? As in... tricking Windows into running boot up on 1 NUMA domain/CCX Or 32G of Ram ...
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How can I run multiple proxies on the same computer simultaneously each IP/Proxy on a specific app client in a sandboxed environment?

I have several running clients of the same app that I need to set a proxy for each client in a sandboxed environment. Also, it'd be better if it could be automated, as it's a daily changing Proxy IP. ...
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Is there any way to have Windows containers using Hyper-V?

I want to have some isolated Windows containers preferably using built-in Hyper-V, on my Windows 10 Pro 21H2 machine. First I looked at the Windows Sandboxes. However, it appears as if Microsoft is ...
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Atom Flatpak using sandboxed runtimes and executables in package settings

I'm using the flatpak version of Atom. I want to install a linting package for PHP, so that code errors are easier to spot. However it requires access to a php binary. Now since this is a Flatpak, it'...
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How to give VSCode Flatpak package access to system SDK for Java?

I have installed VSCode flatpak package. flatpak install flathub com.visualstudio.code Now there is a file flatpak-warning.txt It reads https://www.flathub.org --------------------------------------...
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Why can I casually bypass Windows 10 Hyper-V's sandbox and download to my host PC?

I'm by no means a cybersecurity expert but I'm very interested in security and privacy protection for my own good. I use Windows 10 Pro and there's this cool feature called Hyper-V, which is a Windows ...
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Windows Sandbox does not work after 20H2 update

I just updated Windows 10 Pro to 20H2 and of course, things are broken. Photoshop settings gone and Windows Sandbox does not work (I used before), etc. The biggest problem is the Windows Sandbox. I ...
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Windows SandBox is missing from Start Menu

I am running Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004 build 19041.630 on an Intel Core i7 laptop ASUS N552VW. A month or more ago I activated Windows SandBox in the Windows Features dialog and successfully ...
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"Windows Sandbox failed to start, virtual hard disk files must be uncompressed and unencrypted"

I have Windows 10 Pro and I successfully installed Windows Sandbox. However, when I try to run it, it shows the following error: My (physical) hard drive is indeed compressed (NTFS compression) and ...
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bwrap execvp no such file or directory when ro-bind'ing non-root path

When I bind filesystem root it works ~> bwrap --ro-bind / / -- which which /usr/bin/which however when I bind non-root it fails ~> bwrap --ro-bind /usr /usr -- which which bwrap: execvp which: ...
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Sandboxing a program under windows

I was searching on internet for an easy way of sandboxing an application under windows. Apparently there isn't an easy way of doing it in a comnplete way. I did find an application on github that does ...
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Running Sandbox on Window 10 Home - Error: 0x80072746 The connection to sandbox was lost

I had Win 10 Home 1809. I read that Sandbox can run only on build 1903, So I upgraded to 1908, and installed sandbox with this guide It didn't work, and I kept getting 0x80072746 error. It seems like ...
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How to tell if a Window Store app is sandboxed?

There are lots of articles claiming apps on the Windows Store are sandboxed I maybe that used to be true but that seems clearly false with apps like Python or Ubuntu or Norton Security on the store. ...
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Turning on the Windows 10 feature "Windows Sandbox" fails and throws an error (0x800F0922)

When trying to turn on the Windows Sandbox feature, the installation fails and throws 0x800F0922 with no concrete error message, it just says: The changes couldn't be completed. Please, reboot your ...
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Windows sandbox memory limit

How do I increase the amount of memory available within Windows Sandbox? The default 4GB is not enough for some heavy programs. There seems to be nothing related in .wsb configuration files
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Conversion javascript code from storeEval to executeScript_Sandbox (Selenium Ide Kantu Ui.Vision)

I need a conversion of two javascript code to obtain date and time in prefered format from storeEval To executeScript_Sandbox to use in Selenium Ide Kantu Ui.Vision From some update storeEval is ...
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Is drag and drop and shared clipboard a way for a malware to escape a virtual machine or sandbox?

Windows sandbox does it, you can enable them on many other virtual machine software too. And I think in stuff like Sandboxie, the clipboard is shared too.
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Running untrusted application on Wine

I want to play some offline Windows game on GNU/Linux, so I think I should use Wine. This game does not have available source code so I don't trust it as there were spyware cases already (like ...
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Why it seems two ip addresses are assigned to the same guest in Virtual Box?

I have a VirtualBox guest installed on my Windows 7 host, which is a hortonwork sandbox. The sandbox is up and running as below: From the output, it indicates using localhost:4200 to access it via ...
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VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard

I tried to install Windows Sandbox on my Windows 10 Home installation. Now that I have done that, VMWare Workstation, does not work and I have started to recieve the following error "VMware ...
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I think I broke windows

I was on Win10 Home and as I admired the new sandbox abilities I tried to activate it on my Home version by following Darkmodded here. His method didn't work, it gave me an error saying "connection ...
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Error: 0x80072746 The connection to sandbox was lost

Please visit to my original post here. I updated laptop to Windows 10 Home Edition 1903. Using this tutorial: Enable Windows Sandbox Feature in Windows 10 Home Edition I enabled Windows Sandbox on my ...
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Inside Windows 10 Sandbox

Windows 10 is scheduled to push 1903 edition which has built in sand box feature. Where can we find some deep tech inside of the feature? For example, can we play video games at almost native ...
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Docker for sandboxing desktop (GUI) applications & games

My idea is to install Docker on my Windows 10 computer, and run some programs in their own container. This would have various pros: Having some applications separated from others. Being able to run ...
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Can I enable Windows Sandbox feature in a VMWare Workstation virtual machine?

I'm trying to test the Windows Sandbox feature released for Windows insiders. I have Win10 Pro 1809 build 18309 installed in a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation. So when I go to enable it, I'm ...
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PAC manager unable to read .ssh files

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and had to reinstall PAC manager. It has been installed as a snap, and now it is running sandboxed and with no access to my $HOME/.ssh folder to access my public ...
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What precautions are enough to create a sandbox for a scripting language?

We have an ongoing discussion to add some functionality to a project by adding scripting support and it's stucked at security concerns. Think that a language will be used for configuration purposes, ...
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Extensive use of CPU by antivirus

I have Guardian NetSecure anti-virus installed in my PC. Task manager shows that a process named Browser SandboxSafe Browsing Security Service(Core Browsing Protection), which seems to be part of the ...
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Using firejail on firefox

I'm using firejail to sandbox Firefox, but doing /home/me/bin/firejail /home/me/local/bin/Firefox emits the below: execvp: no such file or directory. Under strace there are multiple entries of ...
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How to Restrict Windows software to specific directory?

Imagine I have an untrusted software which Do Not Want to access any directory except the one I specify (Restrict software access to an specific directory) Is there a way other than (Virtual machine &...
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Sandboxing linux within windows [closed]

I'm trying to work out the best way to set up my computer so that I can run Linux as my main OS and Windows for gaming and working with Media Files. I've looked into Virtualization and set up a ...
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Is Firefox really that insecure for not having sandbox like Chrome? [closed]

I am now using Firefox instead of Google Chrome for daily use, however I read in some sites that Firefox lacks in security while being better at privacy and Chrome the other way around. Is Firefox ...
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Keep a software running [closed]

I have a software that I don't want to close! I would like to sleep/resume it instead of close open. I could use a VirtualBox to sleep/resume the system but I don't want to use this solution. Any ...
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Limit privileges of a systemd service to a minimum

I am writing a systemd service file for fai-monitor (8). This daemon listens on a single port, receives TCP connections, and writes a single log file with interesting information. To reduce the ...
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How to sandbox untrusted monitor driver

I am considering getting an e-ink monitor (Dasung Paperlike Pro) due to eyestrain. It looks like installation on macOS requires disabling of System Integrity Protection. I'd like to avoid that. Is ...
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Running program in an isolated desktop / sandbox with access to original hardware

There is this program "Desktops.exe" by Sysinternals. Using this program, one can create more desktops. You can still use the usual file system, it's just another desktop, but it still uses the real ...
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