Samsung Galaxy S4 has a big security flaw: Israeli researchers

Wednesday, 25 December 2013 - 12:32pm IST | Place: Washington, DC | Agency: ANI
It also enables IT administrators to manage a mobile device through specific policies.

Israeli researchers have identified a vulnerability in Samsung's Galaxy S4 that allegedly allows a hacker to easily intercept secure data.

The Israeli security team said vulnerability in Samsung's Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.

According to CNET, the Knox software offers high-level encryption, a VPN feature, and a way to separate personal data from work data.

It also enables IT administrators to manage a mobile device through specific policies.

Knox-enabled devices have already been approved by the Pentagon for government use.

The alleged vulnerability was discovered earlier this month by researchers at Ben-Gurion University's Cyber Security Labs.

According to the report, they said that while the Knox is the most advanced security-driven infrastructure for mobile phones, the alleged flaw enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.

The flaw was uncovered by Ph. D. student Mordechai Guri during an unrelated research task.


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