One of the joys of running a Windows Phone 7 handset is not having to worry about applications messing up your device.  Due to all 3rd party applications being heavily sandboxed the worse an app can do is run your battery down, and then only while it is actually running, and all problems are solved by a simple uninstall. Now it seems the same level of carefree-ness will be coming to Windows 8. Mary Jo Foley reports on some insider information which suggests Windows 8 Marketplace apps will not just have to go through certification, but will also be very boxed in, preventing them from harming your computer. She reports that apps designed for the finger-friendly “immersive” environment will run in the “lowbox”, new Windows 8 security sandbox.  Developers will have to declare the permissions APPX apps need explicitly, and they will only be provided with the access they declare ...

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