Major Vulnerabilities In Knox Security Solution On Galaxy S4

End of the year is not exactly the best for Samsung in terms of the information we find on the Internet about their products. Entering the attention of hackers with high market share that Android has, Samsung begins to feel the associated pressure: recently was discovered vulnerability on Samsung Galaxy S4 devices that allow attackers to intercept emails and other private information. Sadder still is that the problem is detected even in the protection system introduced by Samsung on the Galaxy Note 3, which can also be installed on Galaxy S4, ie in Knox (sandbox platform) created from the very idea of ​​keeping data secure.


Mordechai Guri, a student at Ben-Gurion University and member of Cyber ​​Security Labs stuck his nose deeper into Knox and seen problems – Knox is already used by many companies and government agencies in the idea that provides increased security on Android devices produced by Samsung. Perhaps it is precisely because of this high adoption due to which researchers have come to dig. Well that information is public and even Samsung is already working to remedy the vulnerability.

By simply installing an application (created especially for spying Knox) on your target, an attacker can smoothly read information from Knox due to files transferred from email or browser activity. Knox can be installed separately on Galaxy S4 and by a single press of an icon, sandbox system can be activated.

About Federick Istat

Federick is the technical editor for He is our expert on everything related to computer components, from cooling systems for next-generation video cards up to processor overclocking.

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