The cyber security researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel found a security flaw in the Samsung’s own Knox security software, design for securing the Google’s OS and make it safer for private environments.
The reports say that there is a serious vulnerability in the Knox software that can put user’s data at risk, especially for people running business. This vulnerability will allow malicious attackers to exploit emails, data communication and other private files on the Samsung devices. Reportedly the hackers can easily intercept the secure data, or record them and modify it or even add hostile code putting the secure network at risk.
This dent in the Samsung’s Knox was found earlier this month to which Samsung claims that the severity of the flaw as the researchers say and also claims that the research was done on a device which did not have all the Knox’s features installed on it.
The US Department of Defense’s staff and for internal use in the Pentagon the Samsung Galaxy S4 was considered. This is a bad news as this new the flaw in the Samsungs Knox came out when the US Department of Defense has just purchased around 500 handsets of this flagship model to test. If these handsets are considered secured then they will be used in Pentagon but if they are unreliable then the US government will not consider using any of them, resulting a threat of Samsung losing a thriving government contract if it isn’t found secure.
The Knox is a third party application that is developed for the BYOD movement, where personal Smart Phones and other devices are allowed onto corporate networks. Accordingly Samsung Knox creates an encrypted virtualized space, so that the applications like the email, phone, contacts, data and others can be loaded securely.
Do you think that your Samsung device is secure enough? even after the Samsung KNOX feature got included in the latest Android 4.3 update? We hope Samsung does something about it.