14 Oct 2022

Samsung uses blockchain-based security for devices in its network

Tech giant Samsung announced it will utilize blockchain technology to upgrade security protocols for all of its smart devices. Knox Matrix is its new blockchain-based security solution for “cross-device experiences.” This means the security layer covers all Samsung devices, from smartphones to home appliances, within the network. Samsung said Knox Matrix will

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23 Aug 2022

Samsung Working on South Korean Crypto Exchange

Samsung’s securities company and other traditional brokerages plan to launch a crypto exchange next year. Samsung and several others could launch a crypto exchange. According to a report from NewsPim on August 22, seven South Korean securities companies under the Korea Financial Investment Association plan to open a virtual asset company. Those

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07 Mar 2022

Samsung confirms Galaxy source code breach but says no customer information was stolen

On Monday, Samsung confirmed that the company had suffered from a cyberattack allegedly perpetrated by the Lapsus$ threat actor. However, Samsung states that it does not believe any customer information was stolen during the breach. Lapsus claimed to have taken 190GB of confidential data, including source code, from Samsung. Lapsus

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24 Feb 2022

Samsung Shattered Encryption on 100M Phones

Samsung reportedly shipped 100 million smartphones containing botched encryption, including models ranging from the 2017 Galaxy S8 to last year’s Galaxy S21. The incident was reportedly by researchers at Tel Aviv University, who confirmed that they found severe cryptographic design flaws that could allow attackers to siphon the devices’ hardware

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08 Feb 2022

Samsung’s next Unpacked keynote comes to the metaverse

Electronics giant Samsung announced that its upcoming Unpacked event, to be aired this Wednesday, will be accessible in both virtual reality and actual reality. Metaverse-minded fans can watch the event at 837X, a recreation of Samsung’s flagship New York City store location, recreated within virtual reality platform Decentraland. What makes Samsung’s

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03 Jan 2022

Samsung promises ‘groundbreaking’ new TV feature: NFT support

Staring at your non-fungible tokens on a smartphone or laptop screen is fine and all, but why not remind everyone who visits your home of the money you spent on digital art NFTs by showcasing them on your TV screen? Somehow we’re in a world where that’s about to become

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30 Aug 2021

Samsung Reveals Kill Switch That Can Remotely Disable Stolen TVs

Samsung, an early leader in smart TVs, has revealed a kill switch that can remotely disable stolen TVs in the case of theft. Most of Samsung’s TVs feature wired or wireless connectivity and have the capability to run apps, stream videos without Apple TV or Roku, and even access PCs.

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06 Jan 2021

Google Warns of Critical Android Remote Code Execution Bug

Google’s latest Andriod security update fixed 43 bugs affecting Android handsets and Samsung phones. Two of the bigs affecting Google’s Andriod handsets were flagged as critical, while the most serious flaw lies in the Andriod System component and allows remote attackers to compromise a device through executing arbitrary code. Two

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20 May 2020

Bluetooth Bugs Allow Impersonation Attacks on Legions of Devices

According to security researchers, unpatched security bugs remain in Bluetooth chips from companies like Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung, and others, allowing for Bluetooth Impersonation Attacks (BIAS). Researchers found the vulnerabilities in Bluetooth Classic, allowing attackers to spoof paired devices, posing as a trusted endpoint. This then allows the attackers to

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06 May 2020

Samsung patches 0-click vulnerability impacting all smartphones sold since 2014

Samsung released an update this week that patches a 0-click vulnerability that impacts all phones sold by the vendor since 2014. Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team discovered the flaw, which lies in how the Android OS running on Samsung phones handles Qmage image format that is custom-made and supported on

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