Samsung Android-based Knox security suite contains serious security flaw

“An Israeli security researcher from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Cyber Security Labs has discovered a serious security flaw in Samsung Knox,” Pierluigi Paganini reports for Security Affairs.

“Samsung Knox is affected by a serious flaw, the discovery was made by an Israeli security researcher, Mordechai Guri, from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Cyber Security Labs,” Paganini reports. “Samsung Knox is the enterprise Android-based platform designed to provide security features that enable business and personal content to coexist on the same device. Samsung Knox implements a security container to separate content it stores from outside.”

“According to a post published on the university’s website, Mordechai Guri has discovered a bug in Samsung Galaxy S4 model which could be exploited by an attacker to intercept communication data between the secure container of Knox platform and the files outside of it,” Paganini reports. “Samsung Knox is widely adopted by many private companies, organizations and government agencies and a similar vulnerability could cause a serious data breach.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Knox, Knox!

Who’s there?

Every hacker in the world.

Come on in, door’s wide open!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lorin” for the heads up.]


  1. Any government that would trust an immoral company, whose management is beyond its reach, demonstrates utter stupidity. It would not be beyond Samsung to build in a back door to its security so secrets could be sold to any government or criminal organization. They have shown that they will do whatever they can if negative consequences are less than their profit.

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