Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 has serious security flaws, research from Israel

Samsung Galaxy S4 (Credit: Flickr)
Samsung Galaxy S4, best selling smartphone by the company, has such a system that is seriously vulnerable to hacking allowing the malicious software to check the emails and other data, as reported by cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
This report of security flaw comes after the release of Knox security platform by Samsung Electronics Co. to prospective customers such as those at the U.S. Department of Defense and other government and corporate entities, in order to compete with BlackBerry Ltd., which is popular for security services for its devices.
"The new unveiled vulnerability presents a serious threat to all users of phones based on this architecture, such as users" of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Dudu Mimran, the lab's chief technical officer, said in a statement.
Samsung "takes all security vulnerability claims very seriously" and it will work on the claims by the company, according to a spokesman of the company.


Samsung Phone Studied for Possible Security Gap - WSJ (
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