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Breaking: Severe security flaws found in Samsung Secure Folder, Knox, and DeX allows attackers to access user’s personal data

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Like any other smartphone, Samsung devices also come pre-installed with some native applications such as Galaxy Store, Samsung DeX, Notes, Knox security, Secure Folder, and so on. However, these are stock apps, users are not allowed to remove them from the smartphone.

Recently, a mobile security startup has found seven security flaws in Samsung’s pre-installed apps that could allow attackers to access the users’ personal data. According to Oversecured (via TechCrunch), the CVEs were found in several apps and components bundled with Samsung’s Galaxy devices.

Adding to this, the official pointed out that the vulnerabilities could have allowed a malicious app on the Galaxy S10+ to steal the user’s personal data such as photos, videos, contacts, messages, call records, and change setting “without any user consent or notice” by capturing the permissions from Samsung’s stock apps.

Samsung Secure Folder’s flaw could have allowed the theft of data by exploiting a vulnerability in the app as it has a “large set” of rights across the device. Another bug found in Samsung’s Knox security software could have been abused to install other malicious apps.  At the same time, a Samsung DeX bug could have been used to scrape data from user notifications from apps, email inboxes, and messages.

Sergey Toshin, founder of Oversecured said, “the vulnerabilities were verified on a Samsung Galaxy S10+ but that all Samsung devices could be potentially affected because the baked-in apps are responsible for system functionality.”

Well, Oversecured published technical details of the vulnerabilities in a blog post and reported the bugs to Samsung. According to Oversecured:

Samsung confirmed the flaws affected “selected” Galaxy devices but would not provide a list of specific devices. “There have been no known reported issues globally and users should be assured that their sensitive information was not at risk,” but provided no evidence for this claim. “We addressed the potential vulnerability by developing and issuing security patches via software update in April and May, 2021 as soon as we identified this issue.”

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung Galaxy F55 5G pricing leaks ahead of India launch

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Samsung would release the Galaxy F55 5G on May 27 in India. A few days back, the company officially unveiled its new mid-range phone, which comes with a stylish vegan leather design. Ahead of the official release, the price of Galaxy F55 5G leaks in India.

Tipster Abhishek Yadav leaked the price of Galaxy F55 5G in India. The input reveals that the phone starts at INR 26,999, with the most expensive model costing INR 32,999. The pricing strategy is quite identical to the Galaxy M55 5G which launched earlier in the market.

According to the leak, the Galaxy F55 5G’s 8GB+128GB variant could cost INR 26,999, 8GB+256GB could cost INR 29,999 and 12GB+256GB could cost INR 32,999. The company is also likely to announce early bird offers including an instant discount of INR 2,000.

The Galaxy F55 5G is a rebadged version of the Galaxy C55 5G released in China earlier. It comes with a 50-megapixel selfie camera, Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor, up to 12GB of RAM, 120Hz sAMOLED display, 5,000mAh battery with 45W fast charging, and much more.

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Don’t forget: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra may launch this year

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra was missing from the internet over the last couple of weeks. We were hearing about the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6, which may launch in July this year. Recently, a reliable source allegedly confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra.

The company releases two types of foldable phones in the second half of every year. A clamshell-type Flip and a book-type Fold were unveiled in the market. This year, Samsung is rumored to launch an Ultra variant of its Galaxy Z Fold smartphone with powerful specs.

In his X post, Roland Quandt highlighted that Q6A is very real. While the tip doesn’t mention Samsung or Galaxy Fold, we heard in the past that Q6A is an additional variant of the Fold 6. It aligns with the rumors of the first Ultra Fold’s arrival this year.

The Galaxy Z Fold 6 Ultra is expected to come with in-built S Pen support. The Standard variant will also support S Pen input, but there will not be any dedicated compartment for storage. Some other aspects may also be improved to differentiate it from the Standard variant.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 camera upgrade confirmed at Camera FV-5, BIS

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Samsung is on the verge of introducing its sixth generation foldable smartphones – the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6. The Galaxy Z Flip 6 has recently received BIS certification for the Indian market, indicating that its release is near. Now, the Galaxy Z Flip 6 appears on another database that confirms its camera configuration.

According to the information, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 with model number SM-F741B has been spotted on the Camera FV-5 database. This listing confirms the presence of a 50MP primary camera, a significant upgrade from the previous model’s 12MP camera.

Moreover, the information also suggests the Z Flip 6 will feature EIS and OIS stabilization with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5.4mm focal length. This is setting a new standard for foldable device photography. The new camera is expected to provide improved photo quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event is scheduled to take place in Paris before the 2024 Olympic Games. The event is set to showcase the Galaxy Z Flip 6 alongside other new Samsung products, including the Galaxy Z Fold 6, the Galaxy Ring, and an updated Galaxy Watch 7 series.

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