“Encryption Keys Samsung Knox weak ‘




Knox, the security platform of Samsung, use weak encryption keys. The key is stored locally on the device, in order to give users password hints. That represents a security researcher.

Samsung logo (45 pix) Users can better use the built-in encryption of Android, instead of relying on Knox, writes a security researcher. The keys that generates Knox, in being based on the device ID, and a number of harcoded-strings, rather than a truly unique code.

In addition, the keys are found to be stored locally. Probably that happens to give hints user password if they forget their code. “But if you forget your code, data also lost his” writes the researcher. “If the data can be retrieved without knowing code, the data are not safe.” The PIN that users must also enter to retrieve stored in plain text, discovered the researcher. A password hint

Samsung praises Knox as a platform for companies, allowing them for example to separate private data from business data. Remarkably, the NSA Samsung Knox has recently been approved for use by the US government. Earlier this year, rumors spread that Samsung would stop security platform, but there is nothing from which assured Samsung later.


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