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Samsung KNOX - An Encrypted Virtual Operating system for Android Devices

Samsung KNOX - An Encrypted Virtual Operating system for Android Devices

Jan 12, 2014
Last year Samsung launched a security feature called ' KNOX ' for high-end enterprise mobile devices. It's a nice security addition and free with new Samsung handsets such as the Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung Knox is an application that creates a virtual partition (container) within the normal Android operating system that allows a user to run two different Android systems on a same device, so that you can securely separate your personal and professional activities. KNOX based virtual operating system of your phone requires a password to be accessed and helps you to securely store data that they're especially concerned about, such as personal pictures and video, in protected containers that would be resistant to hacking attempts on stolen devices. You can switch between Knox mode and personal mode using shortcuts in the app tray and notification tray. All the data and applications stored in the KNOX container system are completely isolated from the rest
Italian team discoveries flaw in Ruzzle protocol, serious menace to privacy

Italian team discoveries flaw in Ruzzle protocol, serious menace to privacy

Apr 02, 2013
We are in digital era, everything is connected to the large networks and applications benefit of even more complex devices that deeply interact with owner, in this scenario security requirements assume a crucial importance and security of overall architecture also depend on security of single components. In these months mobile users have gone crazy for a simple video game named Ruzzle , developed by the Swedish gaming company MAG Interactive, available for iOS and Android devices. The game mechanism is inspired by the board games Boggle and Scrabble. Early 2013 the researcher at Hacktive Security started a study on most spread mobile applications such as popular Ruzzle focusing on the protocol implemented and possible repercussion on user's privacy. Ruzzle protocol use Json for response within a user's session, security analyst discovered that is it possible to tamper them due the absence of control on server side on data sent by the application. The leak of data va
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
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