What Is Sandboxing?

What Is Sandboxing?

 By Charles Joseph | Cybersecurity Advocate
 Last update: November 25, 2023

A sandbox is a type of software testing environment that enables the isolated execution of untested code or programs.

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Key Points

  • Sandboxing is a security measure that allows you to run untrusted code in a controlled environment.
  • By isolating untrusted code, sandboxing can help prevent malicious code from damaging your system or accessing sensitive data.
  • Sandboxing can also be used to test new code or applications in a safe environment before deploying them on your production system.
  • There are various types of sandboxes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Choose the type of sandbox that best meets your needs.
"Amateurs hack systems, professionals hack people."
-- Bruce Schneier, a renown computer security professional