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Samsung joins Google and Microsoft against state-level cyber attacks

Last updated: July 8, 2022 at 16:34 UTC+02:00

Samsung is working on enhancing the security of its Galaxy devices against state-level cyber attacks, and the company has tied up with Microsoft and Google to achieve its goals.

Galaxy devices are protected by layers like Samsung Knox and Secure Folder. Knox is a hardware “vault” that contains sensitive user information such as PINs and passwords. It also offers secure Wi-Fi and DNS and uses trusted domains by default.

“This allows us to prevent any potential phishing attacks,” Dr Seungwon Shin, VP and Head of Security, Samsung Electronics said in a recent interview. (Via financial express)

Dr. Shin also touched on the high number of state-level cyber attacks and the growing number of banking Trojans since COVID-19.

“We may not collect data without users’ consent, but as long as they use the basic features available on our phones and, for example, use a secure DNS domain provided by trusted providers, we may Too [phishing] attack. ,

However, more sophisticated spyware can break into devices without requiring the user to take any action. Apple recently announced lockdown mode to prevent such attacks, and Samsung is now To collaborate closely with Google and Microsoft to develop such prevention measures [state-level] cyber attacks.”

It is not entirely clear whether Samsung is working on a feature similar to Apple’s lockdown mode. However, the company is ,[…] Want to introduce the latest FIDO technologies to your equipment as soon as possible […],

Adopting the latest FIDO standard should allow customers to log into apps and websites using the same login data (stored locally on the device) across multiple platforms, including Chrome OS, Windows, and even macOS.

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