Request: Encrypt folder c:\sandbox [CLOSED]

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TyeBox
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Request: Encrypt folder c:\sandbox [CLOSED]

Post by TyeBox » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:58 pm

This would be great for privacy, as anything inside the folder would not leave any trace on the harddrive after deleted, greatly enhancing privacy and security. If the encryption keys are automatically generated & rotated regularly without the need for user password inputs, or by making passwords optional, this would offer perfect forward secrecy with zero impact on convenience.

TyeBox
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Re: Request: Encrypt folder c:\sandbox

Post by TyeBox » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:23 pm

If rotating keys results in performance concerns for large sandboxes, adding an option to wipe the contents of the encrypted folder at will, along side "deleting" would also result in similar results; an option to wipe the free space of the folder would be great as well.

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Re: Request: Encrypt folder c:\sandbox

Post by TyeBox » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:28 pm

In the age of SSD's wiping drives requires a reset of the entire drive, that means every last byte of data. Conveniently wiping files and free space is no longer possible, unless the folder or drive is already encrypted. Currently, the “ATA Secure Erase” command instructs the drive to flush all stored electrons, forcing the drive to “forget” all stored data. This command does not actually write anything to the drive. Instead it causes the SSD to apply a voltage spike to all available NAND in unison, resetting every available block of space in one operation. By doing this, you will use one whole program-erase cycle for your drive – a small dent in drive life.

The average modern SSD will last the average user 50-70 years, https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/03 ... han-rated/ far longer than any mechanical harddrive. Wiping the free space of an encrypted folder will not pose a threat to the life span of any modern SSD. Having an encryption function in Sandboxie could drastically reduce any need for users to wipe encrypt or encrypt their drive entirely.

With an SSD, you can wipe any files inside of a veracrypt folder for example by writing random data to the files and folders. If sandboxie did this, SSD's would be much more private and secure. HDD's would also benefit greatly as well.

Barb@Invincea
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Re: Request: Encrypt folder c:\sandbox

Post by Barb@Invincea » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 am

Hello TyeBox,

This request is addressed here https://www.sandboxie.com/CommonFeatureRequests
Here's more info about Sandboxie and Privacy: https://www.sandboxie.com/PrivacyConcerns

Do not double post, edit your original posts instead.

Regards,
Barb.-

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