Israeli researchers find flaw in Samsung security platform

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., ... (SSNLF)|By:, SA News Editor

Israeli cyber-security experts have found a vulnerability in Samsung's  (SSNLF, SSNGY) Knox security platform when enabled on the best-selling Galaxy S4 smartphone.

The researchers say the flaw could allow malicious software to track emails and record data communications, and in a worst-case scenario, cause havoc within a secured network.

However, Samsung said an initial investigation found that the problem isn't as serious as the Israeli researchers make out.

The discovery comes as Samsung attempts to gain approval for Knox to be used on Pentagon networks so that the company can compete with BlackBerry (BBRY) for orders from the Department of Defense and other highly security conscious customers.