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rocco
Sep 25, 2012

What is sandboxing?

jimlynch
09/25/2012
Here's an article that might be helpful.

Sandbox (computer security)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)

"In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers, untrusted users and untrusted websites.[1]

The sandbox typically provides a tightly controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in, such as scratch space on disk and memory. Network access, the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are usually disallowed or heavily restricted. In this sense, sandboxes are a specific example of virtualization."
jimlynch
09/25/2012
Here's an article that might be helpful.

Sandbox (computer security)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandbox_(computer_security)

"In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers, untrusted users and untrusted websites.[1]

The sandbox typically provides a tightly controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in, such as scratch space on disk and memory. Network access, the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are usually disallowed or heavily restricted. In this sense, sandboxes are a specific example of virtualization."
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