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Samsung's Knox 2.0 will use the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner

Samsung unveils Knox 2.0, will arrive on the Galaxy S5 and select other Galaxy-branded devices (KRX:005930)
| Apps News | Posted: Feb 26, 2014 1:31 pm

MWC 2014 - Samsung has taken the wraps off of its Knox 2.0 software, which will be capable of using the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner. Knox 2.0 will use two-factor biometric authentication, which will access a central keystore that will require not only a fingerprint, but a passcode.




Corporate app makers and security policy developers can push this into their software, which should keep devices safe from unauthorized access. Not only that, but now Knox can run "most" applications from the Google Play store without setting up a new environment, all while keeping the system and kernel secure from malicious code.


Samsung's refreshed Knox software can now secure individual apps data, and prevent unauthorized editing and access to system partitions and other sensitive areas and databases. The company is setting forward a bit more, offering up a Knox marketplace, which will allow IT staff to set up and deploy apps across all users' phones.


Knox 2.0 will come pre-installed on the Galaxy S5, as well as other Galaxy smartphones - but requires Android 4.4 - in Q2 2014.


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