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Samsung responds to reports of a huge security vulnerability in its phones

10
Jan
2014

Late last month, cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev released a report claiming to have discovered a serious security vulnerability in the Galaxy S4 and other devices that run Samsung’s Knox security software. The researchers said that this security hole could allow a malicious hacker to intercept data sent to and from Samsung phones like the Galaxy S4, including emails and other potentially sensitive data. Samsung said immediately that it was investigating the supposed vulnerability, and now the smartphone maker has issued a public response to the Ben-Gurion University researchers’ claims. “After discussing the research with the original researchers, Samsung has verified that the exploit uses legitimate Android network functions in an unintended way to intercept unencrypted network connections from/to applications

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