Samsung has long focused on the security of its smartphones. The Samsung Knox platform is built into Galaxy e smartphones it already protects against so-called zero-click exploits who aim to get hold of your data. Among the numerous exploits, the zero click ones are very often the most ignored, as they often manage to go unnoticed and deceive the user.
A zero-click exploit comes in the form of attached and immediately sets to work to gain control of the device or sensitive data. Samsung Knox already protects against such attachments in audio and video form, behind the scenes. Now Galaxy users will also be protected from exploits in the form of images, which have previously been the protagonists of numerous cases of mass attacks.
Samsung Message Guard it’s a sort of sandbox that quarantines any image file that arrives on your phone and verifies its safety. The feature will initially work in messaging apps from Samsung and Google, but will also roll out to third-party messaging apps like Whatsapp and Telegram later this year, although we don’t have any official release date yet.
A zero-click exploit is very dangerous because your phone could be hijacked and your data stolen while you sleep or you are travelling. Samsung Message Guard debuts on the Galaxy S23 series, but will also gradually arrive on other Galaxy devices over the course of the year, although the company has not provided a precise list of devices that will receive the update.
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