Galaxy S23 series gets Samsung Message Guard to prevent no-click attacks: report

Galaxy S23 series gets Samsung Message Guard to prevent no-click attacks: report

Galaxy S23 series gets Samsung Message Guard to prevent no-click attacks: report

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 series was recently launched as the flagship smartphone line of the year from the South Korean conglomerate. With the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S23 Plus smartphones, the series has been in the headlines for quite some time now. The latest development around Samsung’s already launched flagship range enhances its security capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy S23 series has reportedly received the Samsung Message Guard feature, which aims to prevent malicious no-click attacks via images sent to the smartphone. Although the latest Samsung Galaxy S series phones have yet to report such issues, malicious attackers have been seen in the past performing such attacks.


According to a report from PhoneArena, Samsung has confirmed the introduction of Smasung Message Guard in its latest Samsung Galaxy S23 series, which includes the vanilla Galaxy S23, premium Galaxy S23 Plus, and high-end Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones. The preemptive security feature prevents attackers from exploiting images without clicking, which could give the attacker access and control over messages, the gallery, and even extremely sensitive user information like personal information. connection to banking applications.

However, the report mentions that Samsung insists on calling it a pre-emptive feature, as no cases of clickless exploits have been reported on its Galaxy smartphones so far.

Samsung Message Guard will use a sandboxed environment to simulate receiving the image while checking whether it could contain potentially dangerous or malicious code that could be exploited by an attacker. The virtual quarantine would allow the system to detect any danger residing in the image components and neutralize it to prevent serious damage to the user’s smartphone or the sensitive data stored on it.

The feature is pre-enabled and therefore users would not be required to perform any further steps in order to protect their phones against such potential no-click exploits, the report added.

Currently, the feature is supported on the Samsung Messages and Messages by Google apps. However, the South Korean conglomerate is expected to update the security feature to be compatible with third-party messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram and others in the future.

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series of smartphones launched earlier this week and the South Korean company’s high-end handsets have seen a few upgrades across all three models. What about the price increase? We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and wherever you get your podcasts.
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