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Galaxy Note 7 will boast improved security from Knox 2.7 update

The Galaxy Note 7 will drop with improved security, manageability, and productivity from Samsung's Knox 2.7 update.

Published onAugust 11, 2016


The Galaxy Note 7 is packed to the gills with features, but one that Samsung has been particularly pushing is security, which the Korean giant has long established itself as a king of via efforts like Knox on its mobile devices. We got a good taste of the upcoming enhancements with the introduction of the flagship’s futuristic iris scanner. The technology brings about a new way to blast through virtual security doors, whether it be unlocking your phone or accessing your bank account.

But that’s not all. Samsung has briefed us that Knox has been updated to version 2.7 in preparation for the Note 7’s arrival.

Samsung explains how the Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner works

The new update, of course, takes advantage of the cutting edge iris scanner, like with the new Secure Folder feature that separates an encrypted area for private apps and documents, but there’s also underlying defenses that are significantly improved. For instance, the system’s core kernel is getting a Call Flow Protection defense, which oversees communication between the software and hardware. Hackers often use this medium to stealthy gain access.

We’re additionally told that security isn’t the only area being addressed, but also management and productivity. Knox 2.7 won’t let you keep running on old firmware, as an OTA-like updating for firmware will be administered by the company. The security system has also enhanced support for Single Sign On (SSO), used by corporations for quick authentication across multiple applications. Phone number access through the Contacts app has also been improved, now recognizing extension numbers and adding Phone Book Access (PBA) for car use.

Will the boosted security on the Note 7 be a factor in your buying decision? Hit up the source link for official word on Knox 2.7 from Samsung.

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