Q&A Sandboxie and Spyshelter Firewall

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
75
Recently, I've been testing out the combination of Sandbox (5.49.5) and SpyShelter Firewall. I have a lifetime license for SSF, so I thought it might be worth a look. I've having an issue though; I cannot use Firefox running inside sandboxie with keystroke encryption enabled. If I try to the text is just garbled and random. (Keystroke encryption is supposed to prevent 3rd party spying, and should work fine in the intended app.) If I launch firefox out of a sandbox it works fine. Is there a sandboxie setting, or template, I need to apply to get Firefox to function correctly in a sandbox while also using SSF?

Thanks
 
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n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
75
I am using Sandboxie Plus 0.73 there is a Software compatibility section under the settings menu.
I believe 5.49.5 should have a similar section or you may have to edit the ini file.
Thanks. I know there is a software compatibity section, but I don't see anything listed there that has anything to do with spyshelter. Do you know of any specific exclusion and/or template that I need to add?
 

ichito

Level 10
Verified
Content Creator
Dec 12, 2013
478
I think that Sbie is the parrental process for Firefox (check it in some process manager). If yes, probably you should exclude Sbie process from keystroke encryption in option...defaulty you will open list of excluded so just add needed process.
 

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
75
I could do that, and I might have to. But I'd prefer to have keystroke encryption present in firefox. In fact that's pretty much the only application I use that I could see the value in keystroke encryption. If that's not possible, I'll have to add it.
 

The_King

Level 7
Aug 2, 2020
314
I could do that, and I might have to. But I'd prefer to have keystroke encryption present in firefox. In fact that's pretty much the only application I use that I could see the value in keystroke encryption. If that's not possible, I'll have to add it.
An update to Sandboxie has been released 5.49.7 with several fixes.
 

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
75
An update to Sandboxie has been released 5.49.7 with several fixes.

Funny...I was just reading that when I got the notification to your message. Thanks! I will install, then post here whether or not it worked.

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Unfortunately, nothing changed. Keystroke encryption still has to be disabled in order to read anything typed in firefox. I even deleted all my SSF rules, on the off-chance that I blocked some needed function, but allowing everything when I was prompted did not solve the issue either.3
 
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ichito

Level 10
Verified
Content Creator
Dec 12, 2013
478
SS in 12.5 version brings some changes of encryption engine. Maybe that's the source of issue so it could be worth to check 12.4 build. The second thing can be an option of Sbie to proyect against keylogging. I'm not using Sbie but I think you could check that and maybe is it possible to disable it for Firefox.
 

n8chavez

Level 2
Feb 26, 2021
75
Well this sucks. It turns out that the issue is not restricted to Firefox; Brave, Chrome and Vivaldi are have the same incompatibility with Sandboxie and SSF. That tells me that the issue has to be related to hooks, and could be either one of the two apps at fault. It's not just a simple sbie config/template issue. The real confusing thing is that the issue is not present in other things that are run in an sbie sandbox with ssf keystroke encryption enable, such as my chat client (Miranda NG). That works perfectly fine.
 
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