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Despite rumors, Samsung says they have no plans to nix Knox platform

Steve Ragan | July 11, 2014
On Wednesday, a report from Forbes left some security experts scratching their heads, when a contributor for the publication reported that Samsung was throwing in the towel on the Knox platform.

However, after discussing the issue with Google, Samsung issued a statement that said the exploit the researchers used in their work took advantage of flaws in legitimate Android network functions. What it didn't do, Samsung's statement added, was exploit a flaw in the Knox platform.

In fact, what the researchers described was "a classic Man in the Middle (MitM) attack, which is possible at any point on the network to see unencrypted application data. The research specifically showed this is also possible via a user-installed program, reaffirming the importance of encrypting application data before sending it to the Internet."


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