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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Samsung to work with Microsoft and Google to protect Galaxy phones from being hacked

According to reports, Samsung is working hard to improve its Galaxy devices against hacker network attacks. For this reason, the company will cooperate with Microsoft and Google to protect its Galaxy smartphones from hackers. Samsung Galaxy devices currently have protections such as Samsung Knox and Secure Folder. Knox is a hardware “vault” that contains sensitive user information such as PINs and passwords. Samsung Knox also offers secure Wi-Fi and DNS and uses trusted domains by default.

Samsung Galaxy S23

However, more sophisticated spyware can directly hack into the device without requiring any action from the user. Apple recently introduced Lockdown Mode for iPhone, iPad and Mac to prevent such attacks. Samsung will work with Google and Microsoft to develop measures to prevent such cyber attacks.

It’s not clear whether Samsung is working on a feature similar to Apple’s lockdown mode, The company previously stated that it is “seeking to introduce the latest FIDO technology into the devices as soon as possible”. The latest FIDO standard allows users to log into apps and websites using the same login data (stored locally on the device) across multiple platforms, including ChromeOS, Windows, and even macOS.

Samsung confirms hack: Galaxy phone source code leaked

According to the website vx-underground, which specializes in collecting malware samples, LAPSUS$, the hacker group that attacked Nvidia, has attacked Samsung again. The hacker released part of 190GB of source code information from Samsung servers.

Today Samsung issued a statement

We are aware of a security breach involving some internal company data. Soon after coming to know about the incident, we tightened the security arrangements. As per preliminary analysis, the leak contains some source code related to the operation of Galaxy devices, but does not include personal information of consumers or employees, At this time, no business or customer impact is expected, steps have been taken to prevent further incidents of this type, and customers will continue to be served.

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