Samsung and Privoro collaborate to provide a powerful new security capability: high-assurance control over the radios, sensors, and other hardware peripherals within flagship devices, starting with the Galaxy S22 series.
These new hardware controls allow individuals and organizations at risk of nation-state attacks to prevent the phone they carry from being used against them to track their location and monitor their communications and data.
Beginning with Galaxy S22, a hardware-to-hardware integration between Privoro SafeCase and Samsung HDM (Hardware Device Manager) enables independent control of a phone’s peripherals, starting with a cellular radio.
The integration utilizes two different hardware systems isolated from one another. This implies that sensor and radio hardware can be disabled even if the phone’s OS or apps have been compromised.
With their phone’s cellular radio truly disabled, a Galaxy S22 user is protected from local attacks such as cell phone surveillance by mobile tracking solutions. The joint solution also protects against remote attacks, including those leveraging the cellular baseband radios.
In case of the phone’s software (OS and applications) has been compromised, audio masking and camera blocking integrated into SafeCase ensure no audio or video data can be captured from the device to eavesdrop on the user and their environment.
The ability to enable and disable radios in hardware stops radio-specific location tracking with high certainty while still enabling other capabilities on their phone, something not possible with Faraday cage solutions. Critically, users can go dark on their cellular network to avoid monitoring at any given time.
Two-system defense-in-depth approach makes a foundation for trusted mobility for security-conscious organizations like defense and research agencies within the Federal government. No longer forced to choose between agility and security, these organizations can safely use phones to execute their missions.
And, for individuals most likely to be targeted by spyware, including CEOs, lawyers, investors, journalists, activists, celebrities and high-net-worth individuals, this new capability brings peace of mind that their phones aren’t being used against them, a critical shield against the invisible threat posed by modern cyberweapons.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Official Galaxy S23 FE, Buds FE and Tab S9 FE promo leaks, launch set for October 4
Samsung managed to create an ecosystem of FE products, which are not too far from launch. In October, Samsung is likely to announce the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE series. Meanwhile, a tipster just leaked the official promotional material of these upcoming devices.
Well-known tipster Evleaks posted several official promotional images of Samsung’s upcoming devices including the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE, and Galaxy Tab S9 FE. These devices are inspired by the company’s top-line products and will be available at affordable prices.
Notably, a leaked promo shows off the control center of the Galaxy S23 FE, which mentions October 4 as the date. This means the company is preparing to hold its FE products launch on the same date as Google’s Made by Google event for Pixel 8 series.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 22, 2023
Get a Free Galaxy Watch 4 with Galaxy S23 Series and Win a Photography Trip to Korea!
Samsung’s top-of-the-line Galaxy S23 series offers the most advanced camera, next-level gaming performance, and more eco-conscious design. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch 4 inspires you on a better health journey with personalized fitness insights and wellness features.
Together, the flagship smartphone and watch ecosystem empower users to live a hyper-connected lifestyle. In Malaysia, Samsung is rewarding customers who purchase the Galaxy S23 series until 9 October 2023 with the Galaxy Watch 4 40mm, worth RM799.
Galaxy fans begin a hyper-connected lifestyle with the Galaxy Watch 4 when they buy the Galaxy S23 series. The promo is applicable at Samsung Malaysia Online Stores, Samsung Experience Stores, and Samsung Authorised Dealers.
Models RPP (RM) – Promo Gift: Galaxy Watch 4
- Galaxy S23 128GB 3,899
- Galaxy S23 256GB 4,199
- Galaxy S23+ 256GB 4,699
- Galaxy S23+ 512GB 5,199
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB 5,699
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 512GB 6,199
- Galaxy S23 Ultra 1TB 7,199
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