How to Safely Test Desktop Applications in a Secure Container With Docker

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Docker is a “container” platform, which allows applications to be run in their own sandboxed world. These applications share resources, e.g. things like hard drive space or RAM, but otherwise can’t interfere with programs running on the host system. For corporate servers this means an attacker may not be able to use a compromised web server to get at the database holding customer data. For the desktop user, it means the bleeding-edge app you’re trying out can’t accidentally delete all your cat’s selfies. Pros and Cons of Using Docker There are several good reasons to try out new programs via…

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