[Solved] How to mask any file to avoid malware downloaded from torrent sites before opening it?

Hi, Nathan.This question might be unrelated to your course. But I needed to know this. How can I avoid being affected by malware associated with torrent files (could be books, movies) downloaded from the internet? especially when I open it…Is there any way to open the downloaded files in a secure environment to see if this contains malware before actually opening it?

Absolutely. This is where the principle of isolation and compartmentalization comes in. The common way of doing this is via sandboxes and virtual machines. We have a whole section (isolation and compartmentalization) on the course covering this.

For a simplified answer. Open it using virtualbox.