This month has not been kind to Samsung Knox and their attempt to take on BlackBerry in the secure enterprise and government space. Earlier this month they had a vulnerability in the Samsung Note 3 Knox implementation that posed a “thread to the integrity of Knox enabled devices.” Now some Israeli researchers have reported another vulnerability where any installed malicious app could record all data communication happening in the secure “Knox” container. The researcher told the Wall Street Journal that:
"For us, Knox is state-of-the-art in terms of a secure mobile architecture, and I was surprised to find out there was such a big ‘hole’ that was left untouched,"
Patrick Traynor, a computer science professor and specialist in mobile security at Georgia Institute of Technology, confirmed the validity of the vulnerability and said they have yet to determine if it could be fixed easily or would requiring reworking the core of Samsung Knox.
Check out the full story over at the Wall Street Journal. BlackBerry still has the lead in the regulated and even the enterprise space and they better take advantage of it while the competition is still floundering.