Lately, we reported that the pre-installed SwiftKey predictive keyboard on over 600 million Samsung devices provided by Sprint and Verizon, have a serious security issue. The SwiftKey keyboard downloads language data packs over an unsecure network in an unencrypted form.
This means that, if there is a hacker on the same network as yours, he can gain access to your device very easily. This security exploit has put over 600 million devices at risk. Samsung has starting working to patch the vulnerability on priority basis.
Samsung has also installed. Since the Galaxy S4, all the flagship models are installed with Samsung KNOX platform. The Samsung KNOX deteriorates the chances to allow the hackers to execute a malicious attack on the device. Moreover, Samsung KNOX can install security updates over-the-air for your device.
If you own a KNOX-enabled device, then the security policy update for this vulnerability will be pushed in the upcoming days for your device. Follow the steps below to make sure that your device receives the latest security update.
1. Go to Settings.
2. Tap the Lock Screen and Security.
3. After that, go to Other Security Settings, and choose Security Policy Updates.
4. In the Security Policy Updates menu, make sure that Automatic Updates option is enabled.
5. Users can also check for updates from the Security Policy Updates menu.
According to Samsung, the security policy updates will be released on priority basis, for the security of devices. The availability of this update is not limited to model, carrier, or region, and may vary due to certain other factors.