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Is it posible for an android user to set up a work and personal profile and isolate whatsapp to personal profile

With the new GDPR regulations in Europe I see people freaking out and deleting whatsapp from their phone. I don't wish to get into the legal details of if this is legally necessary or not. However ...
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Does Chrome run in separate processes/sandboxes?

On Windows/macOS Chrome runs in separate sandboxes to prevent the whole application from crashing mostly. This does theoretically use more memory. I have not been able to establish how this works on ...
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Whats the best way to test android apk apps in an android virtualbox setting in windows 10?

I have alot of apk's I'd like isolated to test in a sandbox like environment. Is there something like this where I can duplicate the OS like a virtual machine? I want to test these new apk's on ...
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Security model when asking access to photo, media and files

When an app asks for permission to access photo, media an files, does the andriod security model sandbox the access to only files for that particular app? Or can the app then access files created by ...
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Installing Applications in Isolated Environments

Is it possible to install (multiple) instances of the same app in an isolated environment, whereby it can't detect other apps, or read/write files anywhere else?
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Is shielding private data from apps possible by isolating/jailing them?

I want to keep my contacts list, call log, photos etc private. Xprivacy/Xposed looked like a viable path, but as of today (June 2017) it seems to be dead-ended and there is no sign of a Nougat release ...
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How to containerize apps?

There are a lot of Android apps out there that request all sorts of permissions. They want access to your files, your contacts, etc. Many of them don't run properly and/or crash without these ...
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Application Sandboxing in Android

I came across a line in this page. "The Android system assigns a unique user ID (UID) to each Android application and runs it as that user in a separate process. This approach is different from ...
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Prevent app from knowing about root access (sandbox)

I'm running CyanogenMod 12.1 on a Motorola Moto G3. When I tried setting up some app, it failed on me with the message that it won't run on rooted devices, even though I disabled root access. Now I'm ...
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Android root sandbox?

On Windows I would use a sandbox to easily see file-changes made by shady programs to see how it would affect my system. What are easy methods (except decompiling and looking at the actual program ...
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Run an application in an unrooted sandbox on a rooted phone?

I have an application that refuses to start on a rooted phone. I don't want to unroot my phone just for that application; is there any way to run an application inside an unrooted sandbox from a ...
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Security implications of remote (Meterpreter) shell to device

An attacker who uses an exploit for e.g. CVE 2012-6636 can use a Metasploit exploit to open a Meterpreter shell in the context of the stock Android browser. But what are the implications of such an ...
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Would it be possible to sandbox apps with SELinux?

Many apps require too much permissions that they do not need to function Most apps needs internet connection to talk to some API (let's say updates checking or notifications.. etc) and need to access ...
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Are there sandbox apps that does not require the phone to be rooted?

There are many sandbox apps such as Permissions Denied (which was mention in one of the post) that can effectively control the permissions that apps which are installed onto your phone. However, they ...
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Are there any tools to sandbox a malware application even more than the granted permissions on Android?

Suppose I want to run some program which requests too many permissions. For example, record from the microphone or read IMEI of my phone. However, there are no practical explanation why recording from ...