Samsung’s response to perceived safety problem Knox: nothing wrong

Posted on Jan 11 2014 - 8:52am by Huzoor Bux

Around Christmas it was announced that Israeli researchers supposedly had found a leak in Samsung’s Knox security suite, which is now available at various Galaxy handsets is. After extensive research, Samsung has announced that it’s all pretty bad.


According to Samsung, the leak found no leaks in Knox, but makes the so-called Man in the Middle (MitM) attack using normal functions of the Android operating system itself. The vulnerability only if installed by the user application to send or receive data without encryption.

In its reply, which was formulated in collaboration with Google, Samsung points out that the use of secure connections is recommended. By application developers have long Android itself offers plenty of opportunities. Knox please note itself contains a number of specific measures to combat. A MitM attack

To make the story complete Samsung cites one professor Patrick Traynor of the Georgia Institute of Technology . Traynor emphasized that a proper configuration options used to make sure that there is not a problem. In other words, Knox himself is indeed safe. Only the use of poorly programmed or configured applications can pose a security threat. This applies to the entire Android operating system, and not so much for Knox.