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    Question New questions about ransomware...

    With all the attention recently on ransomware, I am wondering if running both browser and email client (in my case MS Outlook) in a sandbox would prevent them from encrypting any files outside the sandbox?

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    Dunno. If your in-the-sandbox browser and/or emailer gets a ransom-ware and your browser and emailer can access and/or affect outside-the-sandbox data folders and files, I'm wondering if the ransom-ware can be "piped in" that way outside the sandbox. Let's ask the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Dunno. If your in-th-sandbox browser and/or emailer gets a ransomware and your browser and emailer can access and/or affect outside-the-sandbox data folders and fiiles, I'm wondering if the ransomware can be "piped" that way outside the sandbox. Let's ask the others.
    Sandboxie, which I have used before, keeps everything inside the sandbox and you must specifically save anything such as emails/files to your hard drive, otherwise everything is lost when the sandbox is closed. I was just curious if anyone else had experience with whether or not ransomware could "break out of" the sandbox. Anyone???

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    The answer will be "no", unless you deliberately save / run the ransomware outside the sandbox.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    The answer will be "no", unless you deliberately save / run the ransomware outside the sandbox.

    cheers, Paul
    Could you be more specific, Paul?
    no "browser/email client in a sandbox will not prevent them from encrypting any files outside the sandbox" or
    no "ransomware could "break out of" the sandbox"
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    Not break out.

    cheers, Paul

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