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Vulnerability found in Samsung Knox Software

25 December, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Vulnerability found in Samsung Knox Software - read the full textThe corporate world has made a substantial migration from the Blackberries of old to iOS and Android. In a scramble to pick up that corporate market share, Samsung created Knox, its own security software designed to fortify Google's OS, and make it secure for business environments. However, a...


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It is bug and Samsung Engineers might have start working for update. Once Apple website had also hacked and Apple had shut down site.

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  • 2013-12-26 02:13
  • 6iSe

yes indeed...what a shocker...ohhhh! samsung has done something bad to behave worse...this is one of the many reasons i stopped buying samsung phones...bad or hardware...but hey,let"s build everything in china ....i loved my s4 when i first bought it,but soon afterwards i started feeling frustrated with all the issues,mainly with the overheating,battery life and of course,lagginess...
unfortunately they aren"t the onl ones ...

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  • 2013-12-26 02:13
  • JEFy

> In reply to The Man @ 2013-12-26 02:01 from N9@T - click to readit"s even more shamefull to be a blind fanboy...
as a former s4 user let me tell you that this phone really is a total flop...and i should know because i owned it twice..

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  • 2013-12-26 02:06
  • JEFy

> In reply to LaxG @ 2013-12-25 22:59 from Laxx - click to readThe s4 is a complete failure? Its a shame when most people type before thinking.

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  • 2013-12-26 02:01
  • N9@T


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  • 2013-12-26 01:57
  • 7ILw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-25 22:24 from 4QSR - click to readThats very true ...there r loop holes in almost it nsa ..etc even in confidential secured encrypted information ...afterall its made my ppl just one is secured and the person who thinks that he is the most secure the world is the one who is actually not..secured..

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  • 2013-12-26 01:27
  • U$4j

Just blame the OS. That's what many people have been doing. Last time this happened to Samsung, people who claim to know stuff just started blaming the OS.

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  • 2013-12-26 00:50
  • t7Xr

Its not secure for business, its secure for the NSA, government and probably hackers to secretly spy inoccent peoples phone all around the world, stealing information data that is personal and private I reckon.

Eats battery, drains cpu and hides itself when phone is switched on and when its off it uses upto 100% of memory and cpu power.

Its really annoying and disturbing, I watched a persons demonstration of the Knox program on his Note 3 thats excatly what happened to him. I feel sorry the guy. Look for it on youtube its there.

I can't believe samsung is doing that I mean what is that going to achieve, nothing!! And they are top leading brand, they dont deserve it, should be at bottom.

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  • 2013-12-26 00:40
  • n5Pt

Is the galaxy s4 designed for the government, nsa, gchq etc.. to spy on us by using KNOX!!?

Because the knox program IS SPYWARE!! I know they are using S4 to spy on the innocents. It cant be uninstalled and disabled!! Even the samsung apps.

They Think were flipping terrorists, by spying on what we do on phones.

Ive been reading review about the S4 and people are not getting 4G connections, battery draining, phone heating up, crashes after the update and phone is turning off etc.. I feel so sorry for people who have the S4.

I think samsung will lose customers and it will ruin they're reputution. Hope it will teach them a lesson.

They cant keep spying on people, giving updates that will not be compatable, unaware that it includes security features in hidden setting to spy on people activities, its not right.

Looks at whats happenned alot of people data is now at risk as the stupid program is being 'hacked'.

That was a big mistake for samsung into include this on jelly bean 4.2.2, 4.3, 4.3.0012 (spyware os version).

Next year the S5 is going to be announced in january and be released in february or march 2014. I reckon the same will happen with android kitkat 4.4 but worse.

I wouldnt be suprised if kitkat was hacked!! Would you?


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  • 2013-12-26 00:25
  • n5Pt

If you are Government or a highly sensitive business, you have to be stupid and naive to use Android or even an iPhone. There is only Blackberry, so wake up to reality, and not hype.

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  • 2013-12-26 00:14
  • y$gQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-25 21:48 from P@1G - click to readI assume that DoD is cooperating with NSA, both belong to the same country. Can't NSA make something for them then? :-)

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  • 2013-12-25 23:05
  • B}Q5

Samsung should target the private market and the enterprise market with different models. The first ones should be very community friendly, and the last ones should be very secure. For me, the S4 is a complete failure. And it seemes, I'm not alone.

PS: I'm a Samsung user.

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  • 2013-12-25 22:59
  • Laxx

This is just another fail by Samsung. As far as security is concerned, nothing can beat BlackBerry. Samsung just keeps on releasing half baked products, this software leaks sensitive user data. Such a horrible company.

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  • 2013-12-25 22:38
  • t1$A

Knox is the best software samsung created and then s features no other coukd beat

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  • 2013-12-25 22:28
  • v0Xt

> In reply to abhijitbiswas @ 2013-12-25 19:02 from KxIc - click to readLol. People so foolishly think a threat was found because it's Samsung instead of the truth. Make and put it out and someone will find a vulnerability. Be it Samsung, Apple, Sony, Microsoft, blah blah.
Tis the world of hate and jealousy.

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  • 2013-12-25 22:24
  • 4QSR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-25 21:48 from P@1G - click to readWhat was that?

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  • 2013-12-25 22:14
  • U$4j

Nothing works right in Samsung phones.They add any features they see anywhere,and result is the crowded UI full of names that attracts consumers easily,but just after buying people understand that non of them are usefull.

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  • 2013-12-25 21:50
  • 6w@{

> In reply to wp8lover @ 2013-12-25 21:03 from tUqi - click to readEh, all three of them (apple, google, microsoft) are part of the treacherous NSA/prism cabal.

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  • 2013-12-25 21:48
  • P@1G

WHAT A ....??.Wake up Samsung and do it something,FASTER!.

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  • 2013-12-25 21:13
  • 6uJf

Why would US DoD would use a handset by foreign manufacturer anyway, that too from an Asian company :O. More surprisingly why would they go for android. Its too open for its own good and ridiculously easy to hack ?

They are better off with wp8 or iOS

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  • 2013-12-25 21:03
  • tUqi

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