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    Samsung's Knox security suite is getting some major add-ons. The company has been incubating its proprietary iris scanning technology for five years. But its applications are many and expedient: Secure Folder can keep certain apps and content away from other users and other people, period. Samsung's internet browser can take in your fingerprint or iris to access sites with your account credentials. Mobile banking security takes the largest step in this announcement with Samsung Pass. It takes eye scans to authenticate transactions at Bank of America, Citi, US Bank, KEB Hana, Shinhan and ...

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    In addition to being the most popular smartphone vendor around the globe by a landslide, and producing the two devices consumers and experts appear to agree are the best of the best, Samsung today adds another important gold medal to its increasingly crowded trophy room. This one’s a little unexpected, which probably makes the win that much sweeter, as we all tend to associate BlackBerry or Apple’s names first and foremost with top-drawer mobile security, impenetrable encryption, and data protection. But surprise, surprise, market research firm Gartner ranked Samsung Knox number one in ...

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    Yesterday we learned about a potentially nasty situation brewing with the software on many Samsung Androids, as a vulnerability discovered in the SwiftKey-designed keyboard such phones shipped with could present an attacker with the opportunity to sneak some malicious code onto the handsets. And despite the security researchers having notified Samsung late last year, it wasn't clear just which, if any phones had been patched to address the issue. We asked Samsung just what was going on in its efforts to patch the hole, and today the company's issued a statement explaining what it's up to. ...

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    What happens when you join two companies that aren't really going through their best times? Well, it's hard to compare Samsung to BlackBerry, as Samsung is simply not reaching its goals, while BlackBerry is in dire need to re-invent itself one more time. We've been hearing reports of Samsung wanting to acquire BlackBerry, but those rumors end today. Samsung's J.K. Shin just came on record to confirm that there is no intent to acquire BlackBerry. Instead, Samsung's mobile lead has stated that the company wants to work with BlackBerry and develop the existing partnership. If you remember, ...

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    Those of you in need of an enterprise-grade security suite, rejoice. Samsung has announced the global availability of their KNOX 2.0 security platform on their flagship Galaxy S5, built to give users a strong end-to-end private system for enterprise users of the device. What was known last year as simply Samsung KNOX is now known as KNOX Workspace, at the core of the security features. This is currently available on the Galaxy S5. The other parts of KNOX 2.0 include KNOX EMM (a cloud-based mobile device management tool), KNOX Customization (a feature for customization to create "highly ...

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    What draws you to a Samsung phone? Performance? Design? Maybe you're even a big TouchWiz fan. But one thing that many consumers is Samsung's Knox security software – and why wouldn't they? After all, Knox is focused on enterprise deployment. So, while it may not be a big deal to you, it's definitely something Samsung would like to see getting a lot of attention, and hopefully helping it to secure business/government deals. Unfortunately, there may be a great big vulnerability in how Know works – or maybe not, depending on whom you're asking. You see, some researchers out of Israel are ...

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