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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.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Wed, Feb 26 2014 7:31 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

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.

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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.

NEWS SOURCE:androidcentral.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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