Enjoy a greater choice of security measures with Samsung’s expanded arsenal of privacy innovations for Galaxy devices
LONDON, United Kingdom – October 31, 2023 – As mobile devices become more sophisticated and a key part of our lives, their security and privacy becomes ever more crucial.
Being and feeling in control is an essential part of the modern mobile experience. Samsung Galaxy devices provide industry-leading security and privacy protections with comprehensive safeguards, thanks to the award-winning and powerful Samsung Knox platform.
What is Samsung Knox?
- Samsung Knox is an ultra-secure mobile security functionality ensuring top-of-the-line data protection.
- Developed by Samsung, it is a multilayered technology that provides users with enhanced phone security, offering both hardware and software authentication to protect data from malicious attacks.
- Samsung Knox is built into your device, and enabled as soon as you turn it on. So, when you get your new Samsung device, Knox is ready to protect your data.
However, there are additional steps you can take to protect your personal data. Here are Samsung’s top five tips for maximising Galaxy device security…
1) Enable Secure Folder to protect sensitive files
- Secure Folder is a special, secure environment that is password-protected (including biometrics) and uses Samsung Knox security to protect your data from malicious attacks and unauthorised access.
- The data inside Secure Folder is encrypted, never backed up to the cloud, and stored separately away from your normal files where it enjoys extra protection.
2) Share safely by doubling security with Private Share
- When sharing files containing important personal or financial information, Samsung’s Private Share is there to help you share files securely.
- Unlike Quick Share, which uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, Private Share supports file encryption by utilising blockchain. Users can send a variety of files through Private Share, including images, video, audio and documents.
- What’s more, users can control the recipient’s access permission and the file’s expiration date. Users can also adjust the settings and revoke sharing permissions even after the files have been sent.
3) Activate Samsung Message Guard to neutralise security threats
- Did you know that just receiving an image might be enough to let hackers in? While there has been no sign of such attacks on Samsung Galaxy smartphones, Samsung constantly looks ahead to anticipate potential threats and develop preemptive security measures — such as Samsung Message Guard.
- Samsung Message Guard takes security one step further by preemptively protecting your device and automatically neutralising any potential threat, limiting exposure to invisible threats disguised as image attachments.
- It also runs silently and largely invisibly in the background and does not need to be activated by the user. So, you are protected from zero-click exploits without lifting a finger.
4) Enjoy additional security measures with Auto Blocker
- Available now on Samsung Galaxy devices compatible with One UI 6, Auto Blocker is an opt-in package of additional security measures.
- Prevention of app installations from unauthorised sources: Known as sideloading, activating Auto Blocker can provide additional peace of mind by stalling the rise of social engineering attacks like voice phishing.
- App security checks: To help detect potential malware.
- Prevention of harmful commands and software installations by USB cable: To protect you in a situation where someone has physical access to your device, like when charging a phone at an airport.
5) Check device status with the Security and Privacy dashboard
- The intuitive Security and Privacy dashboard can show the safety status of security items, allowing you to quickly change settings and helps manage risks more seamlessly.
- The items that can make the biggest impact on digital safety — including Lock Screen, Accounts, SmartThings Find, App Safety and Updates — are now instantly accessible at the top of the dashboard, and intuitive red, yellow or green alerts show issues at a glance and provide clear indicators if there are security issues.
By offering more ways to be secure, in more places and on more devices, Samsung is providing users with greater convenience and greater choice in how to live their lives.
And it doesn’t stop there. Samsung is continually addressing the next frontier of device security, demonstrated by its latest security innovation, Knox Matrix. This is Samsung’s vision for a future wherein devices connected in an ecosystem can protect each other — as well as their users. It is a comprehensive approach to security, which will become increasingly essential as more devices and aspects of our lives become connected.
The power of Knox Matrix to protect connected ecosystems will be demonstrated in phases, starting with Samsung Galaxy products, such as smartphones and tablets. Knox Matrix-compatible models will be available from 2024, initially with the three core features mentioned above and more expected to follow via updates. This will expand to cover Samsung’s home appliance devices within the next two to three years, followed by partner devices.
For more information on Samsung security, please visit: https://www.samsungknox.com/
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