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[December 25, 2013]

Israeli researchers find security flaw in Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone [Asian News International]

(Asian News International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Washington, Dec.25 (ANI): 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.(ANI) (c) 2013 aninews.in All rights reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info, an Albawaba.com company

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