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Samsung Knox found to have a "serious vulnerability"

0. phoneArena 24 Dec 2013, 10:39 posted on

With the fall of BlackBerry, companies are scrambling to pick up the enterprise market share that is up for grabs. Samsung desperately wants to make a dent in that space, but a new "serious vulnerability" found in Samsung's Knox security software could make that quite a bit more difficult. Cybersecurity researchers at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found the security flaw...

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posted on 24 Dec 2013, 10:49

1. ihavenoname (Posts: 1313; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


As a Note 3 owner, I don't give a crap about knox. AVG is my choice of antivirus.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:52 24

7. jellmoo (Posts: 648; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


You... You realize that Knox isn't antivirus, and that AVG is not even remotely similar a product, right?

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:55 3

9. MobileNico (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Thank you.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:54 3

8. MobileNico (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


um...wat

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:03 1

12. ihavenoname (Posts: 1313; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


When I got my Note 3 I didn't really cared or looked what Knox is. I've always thought it's overall security program. I don't use it as company phone so I've just thought it only protects my stuff from malware. Thanks for correction. What dumbass am I.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 14:27 1

18. phonemonkey (Posts: 162; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


It has nothing to do with your personal phone you should have no interest in it because you will never be specifically targeted for a malicious attack.
You probably don't work at a high security risk job if you did you would have some clue to what the article even refers too

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 16:02

22. Zeeya (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


you are!

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 15:08 2

19. rdaex (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


lol... The fail is strong with this one.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 16:02

21. Zeeya (Posts: 170; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


you are a jerk ^^ haha...

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 05:26

28. superduper (Posts: 125; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


Are you one of those intelligent, technology oriented Android users I hear so much about?

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 10:57 6

2. Dowson (unregistered)


Sammy bad at sw?! Is that a news?

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:03

3. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Hmmm is that a 'mistake' or samsung just left it?

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:18 11

4. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Typical samsung. First they release extremely buggy software updates and now buggy security software. I wonder how much samsung paid to get the galaxy s4 approved by the pentagon. Heck! They couldn't release a decent bug free software update for my galaxy s3!

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:30 2

6. utard (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Dec 2013)


and here we have a typical retard on phonearena

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 12:24 7

10. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 761; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


And why's that? Because he's telling the world his experiences with his GS3?

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:15

14. wilsong17 (Posts: 795; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


IM SORRY you full bs i had 3 gs 3 update all from different company with no problem

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:27 3

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 1324; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


bs for you, but not for me or hundreds of calls i handle weekly with the bad updates.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 19:03 1

25. Tsoliades (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


He's telling the truth. Samsung put the GS2 owners through hell with their bad batteries that don't last a charge and swell up and bad software updates riddled with bugs that lag you to death and kill your battery even further.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 19:17 2

26. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 761; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Not only the GS2 owners then, my sister has an GS3 which by the time gets laggier and slower and is atrocious to use, a friend has one which is even laggier, the phone even freezes for about a second when opening apps, the worst i have seen was also from a careless owner which had the device filled with apps 100-200 apps and it took 10 seconds to go to the homescreen after pressing the home button, and it was severely bugged.

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 00:28

27. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Good to know that am not the only one suffering with my GS3. Thanks for responding BTW :-)

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 11:21

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1152; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


"Of course, a government spokesman was clear to say that no devices would be used if they weren't found to be secure."

If that's the case go back to paper and pencil. Oh wait, that's even less secure.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 15:09

20. rdaex (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Or, ya know... Blackberry on BES

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 12:54

11. androiphone20 (Posts: 1399; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


"Samsung says that it has investigated,
but claims that the flaw isn't as serious
as the researchers make it out to be." please, we all know what people say when they try to cover up their a$$

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:13

13. Razrman (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Samsung trying to step into Blackberry's turf, BB is the king on this arena.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 13:28

16. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Lol that's a good one son, no go and google "NSA Blackberry".

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 14:11 1

17. BattleBrat (Posts: 1055; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Hmm I just got a Note 3 on TMo myself, and I disabled all the horrible Samsung apps and put the Google ones back in their place. Knox was one of the ones I disabled so no big deal here.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 00:40

31. joey_sfb (Posts: 2717; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I remove knox completely from my note 2 4.3 official update. Requires root access.

Hope they put knox as an optional download in the future.

Most users are consumer we don't need cooperate security to limits us.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 17:56

23. nothingmuch (Posts: 157; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I have a Note3 AT&T's ver. and I cannot disable knox but it shows on my installed applications but not in my list of apps, does anyone know an easy way to remove knox from an At&t note3? I checked around and it says to open knox and remove from there but I can't. Its driving me nuts with it continuously force closing apps and it wont tell me which one it closed.

posted on 24 Dec 2013, 18:36 1

24. Blazers (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


You can't delete....only freeze/disable Knox on the AT&T Note 3, due to the locked bootloader. You must be rooted of course.

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 21:17

30. nothingmuch (Posts: 157; Member since: 03 May 2013)


That sucks, thanx Blazers

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 10:23

29. roozbeh101 (Posts: 43; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


not easy to erase it ! makes it very hard to downgrade or customize roms ! I Do not like it!
android is an open source platform If you want security you can cook a secure one and release it ! anybody who needs more security would flash it !

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 08:04

32. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


I wonder if Pentagon find that GS4 is not secured enough, what other Android devices or iphones that they would consider to be more secured except for Blackberry.

Don't forget that only crippled version of iphones (e.g. no itunes and other popular features with some modification) are allowed, not the retail version. Same goes for other Android devices but so far no approval was given yet til today for Androids smartphones because they are still considered as less secured than the GS4 with Knox.

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